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Miyamoto to Visit New York This Sunday!

by Michael Cole - September 22, 2005, 12:38 am PDT
Total comments: 20

The famous video game creator will be signing autographs and playing with Nintendogs at the Nintendo World Store in New York!

To promote Nintendogs, Shigeru Miyamoto (of Mario and Zelda fame) will make a special appearance in New York on Sunday to sign autographs, meet fans and let his Nintendog play.

The event takes place from 11am to 1pm, and the first 200 fans in line are guaranteed an autograph. The first ten will also have the opportunity to play with Mr. Miyamoto and his virtual pet in Bark Mode. Nintendo will also give away Nintendo DS skins featuring Mr. Miyamoto's signature.

If you're in the NY area, you don't want to miss this! The Nintendo store's address is:

Nintendo World Store

10 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020

Miyamoto's NYC Visit a Success

Nintendo's official report details the game designer's visit to the Nintendo World Store in support of Nintendogs-mania.

Hard-Core Nintendo Fans Wait Two Days as Nintendogs Takes on New York

Miyamoto Visits Nintendo World Store, Unlocks Secret Breed

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend Nintendo hosted two

major Nintendogs(TM) events in New York. On Sunday, some 1,500 people lined

up at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center to meet legendary

Nintendo video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Dedicated fans staked out the

first spots in line as early as 2:30 a.m. Friday -- more than two days

before the event began. Some came specifically for the event from as far

away as France, Canada and South Carolina, and eventually the line wrapped

around several city blocks.

Miyamoto signed T-shirts, current and classic video games and consoles

ranging from the original Nintendo Entertainment System® to Nintendo

GameCube(TM). While only the first 200 people were guaranteed a meeting with

Miyamoto, hundreds of others received a special gift from him as he unlocked

the secret Jack Russell terrier breed in Nintendogs and shared his trainer

information. The special feature moved from person to person through the

line via the wireless abilities of the Nintendo DS(TM). Owners also were

able to share a special voice message from Napoleon Dynamite actress Haylie

Duff.

On Saturday, a dozen real-life pooches changed the catwalk into a dogwalk as

they showcased the latest in puppywear in the Nintendogs Doggy Fashion Show

in Riverside Park. The clothes were the creations of Little Lilly, designer

to the stars' dogs. A few of the dogs were available for adoption through

the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which

received dozens of adoption inquiries and multiple donations.

"It's no secret that Nintendo has the best, most loyal fans in the world,"

said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of

sales & marketing, who also met with fans at both events. "These events

demonstrated that Nintendogs has huge momentum to carry it through the

holidays."

The smash-hit Nintendogs already has sold more than 1.5 million units

worldwide. Nintendogs, made exclusively for Nintendo DS, went on sale in the

United States on Aug. 22 and became an instant sensation. The week of Sept.

5, Nintendogs even was the subject of a weeklong plotline in the popular

syndicated comic strip "FoxTrot." Retailers nationwide are reporting

shortages, although Nintendo ensures new puppy litters are on their way.

Consumers who don't live in the New York area will get a chance to receive

the special Haylie Duff message and virtual gift at events in the future.

For details, along with downloads, video diaries and fun Nintendogs extras,

visit www.nintendogs.com.

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Talkback

NotSoStuSeptember 21, 2005

I guess Saturday night'll be an all-nighter for me. My friends just told me they're going to go there at 1AM.

Welp, I better charge my DS.... face-icon-small-happy.gif

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusSeptember 22, 2005

I wish I could go since I'm in NJ too bad theres no bus service on sundays face-icon-small-sad.gif.

PlugabugzSeptember 22, 2005

Welcome to the world as Nintendo sees it: NINTENDO WORLD!

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 22, 2005

15 hour drive... hmmm... Damn $3/gal gas...

KDR_11kSeptember 22, 2005

15 hours? That's insane. I hope you plan that as a two day drive at least.

KirbySStarSeptember 22, 2005

Man, I wish he had done signings when he came to DC. face-icon-small-sad.gif

Oh well, 4 hours sitting 10 feet away from Shiggy was cool enough. face-icon-small-smile.gif

RABicleSeptember 22, 2005

If I recall, when he made an apperance at the a Virgin Megastore in London, the store, expecting maybe a few dozen people t show up were completly underprepared when nearly a thousand people showed up. He stayed an extra six hours or something.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 22, 2005

KDR - Unfortunatly, there's absolutly no way I could go right now on such a short notice... Money is way to tight for that...

PlugabugzSeptember 22, 2005

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Originally posted by: RABicle
If I recall, when he made an apperance at the a Virgin Megastore in London, the store, expecting maybe a few dozen people t show up were completly underprepared when nearly a thousand people showed up. He stayed an extra six hours or something.


The queues arrived weeks and months before. People built full purpose kitchens outside Virgin Megastore that day, full plumbing, electricity, gas, water and everything. exaggeration>

DjunknownSeptember 22, 2005

He might need security. Who knows what the fans will do to get of glimpse of Miyamoto? Maybe reggiehead.gif would be up to the task? But even he would security from his fanbase/cult. Oh the layers of complexity...

It goes without saying, it would behoove any PGC'ers around the NY area not to let this chance slip by them. Who knows when he'll make another public appearance. I'm guessing once he goes back to Japan, NCL will lock him away in the basement endlessly toiling until he has a breakout hit for the Revolution.

KnowsNothingSeptember 22, 2005

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But even he would security from his fanbase/cult.
. You're kidding, right?

nickmitchSeptember 22, 2005

REGGIE's might would stop the fanboys as they would choke on the awe of his presence.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 22, 2005

If any PGCers are going, you'd be my eternal hero if you'd get me *anything* (cheaparse, that is) Zelda-related signed by the master... I so wish I could go, but it'd never happen.
I'd mail you something out (Like Zelda I or something...) but it'd never make it in time... face-icon-small-sad.gif

KnowsNothingSeptember 22, 2005

Somebody needs to ask Shiggy to sign a whole stack of carbon paper, then everyone at PGC could get an autograph! Just ask him kindly to apply more pressure, it'll be grand!

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 22, 2005

Back off, I was first... face-icon-small-tongue.gif

NephilimSeptember 23, 2005

this news was on the net about a month ago, as a rumor
I suspect the first 200 campers, are already getting ready to leave
imagine all the hobo's asking them for money all night while on the street ugh, or gangs eek

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 23, 2005

>I suspect the first 200 campers, are already getting ready to leave

Heh... I tried talking my wife into leaving yesterday afternoon... It didn't work. face-icon-small-wink.gif

RobageejamminSeptember 27, 2005

I am still in shock that I saw him with my own eyes. It was amazing!!! Hes such a friggin nice guy its unbelievable. He took time to talk a little to each person he was autographing for and seemed really considerate to everyone. He even stuck his tongue out in some pictures.

Camping out was SO worth it, plus I met a lot of cool people. The night before on the line, Bill Trinen was passing by and he had a surprised look on his face when I actually pointed him out and shook his hand. Also, the guys at Nintendo World were really nice. They even gave all of the campers free pizza and water bottles. The best was when this Sony fan showed up and tried to rival all of us. At first he was an extreme annoyance (mostly cause he was there from night to morning) but eventually tons of amazing debates were created which made the night so much more interesting.

So when the day came and I was in the store, the first person I saw was none other than Reggie. It was just so histerical that I saw him in real life after seeing the hundreds of avatar creations on PGC. I couldnt help but laugh. When It was my turn to meet Miyamoto, to my delight, everyone who was sitting with him (Bill Trinen, Miyamoto, and his wife) were making OOHs and AHHs over what I brought for him to sign. And that was the original arcade screen cover for Donkey Kong. I got a picture with him, left the building, and was greeted to tons of press and fans taking pictures of me with my autographed screen cover. The whole thing was crazy.

Anyway, I'll try to get some pics up soon if anyones interested.

THANK YOU MIYAMOTO!

KDR_11kSeptember 27, 2005

So when the day came and I was in the store, the first person I saw was none other than Reggie.

Considering that you're still alive I suppose you didn't show him your avatar?

vuduSeptember 27, 2005

There are some pretty good impressions and lots of pictures over at gamesarefun.com.

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