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Nintendo's Secret Philanthropy

posted by divisionten on - last edited - Viewed by 650 users
Nintendo sent out some pretty interesting care packages to earthquake victims. They sent everyone a limited edition DSI LL (what we call the XL in the US) with a TV tuner attachment, to allow earthquake victims to watch the news or other basic TV remotely. It could also be used to play games like a regular DSi, too.

An added bonus is that the DS is limited edition, so the recipient could choose to sell it down the line for a profit if they so chose/needed the funds.

The best part of all this? Nintendo did this covertly, with no publicity stunts at all. The only reason this info was released is because one of the recipients of the care package took photos of it and posted it online.

More details here.

What a great way for gamers to give back!
5 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • Great jorb there, Nintendo!
  • Wow. That is pretty kind of Nintendo.
    Now when can they sell that tv tuner app to other DSi/XL/3DS user.
  • Gman5852;529849 said:
    Wow. That is pretty kind of Nintendo.
    Now when can they sell that tv tuner app to other DSi/XL/3DS user.
    The TV tuners for DSs? They're for sale in Japan. Not anywhere else. Has to do with how they use the spectrum.
  • divisionten;529851 said:
    The TV tuners for DSs? They're for sale in Japan. Not anywhere else. Has to do with how they use the spectrum.
    Dang it.
    Then again, I have netflix on my 3ds, why do I care.
    Back to what nintendo did. Saw the XL. It looks nice, that would defenently give the victims something to sell for money. I'd buy it.
  • Gman5852;529852 said:
    Dang it.
    Then again, I have netflix on my 3ds, why do I care.
    Back to what nintendo did. Saw the XL. It looks nice, that would defenently give the victims something to sell for money. I'd buy it.
    Wow. I really wish that more companies were like this.
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