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Naruto is Popular

by Stan Ferguson - September 1, 2006, 8:35 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

The whiskered Ninja is now Players Choice.

NARUTO(TM): Clash of Ninja(TM) Joins Player's Choice Club as One of the Most

Popular Nintendo GameCube Games of 2006!

TOMY and D3Publisher of America Announce Price Reduction for 1st NARUTO Game

for the Nintendo GameCube(TM) and NARUTO(TM): Ninja Council(TM) for Game

Boy(R) Advance

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Already recognized by the critics and

gamers as a hit, TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA)

today announced that NARUTO: Clash of Ninja for Nintendo GameCube(TM) has

qualified as a Players Choice title, which is reserved for the best selling

games available for the Nintendo GameCube. Based on VIZ Media's hit anime

series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO and first released in March 2006, NARUTO: Clash of

Ninja and NARUTO: Ninja Council for Nintendo Game Boy(R) Advance are now

available at a new low price of $19.95 MSRP each. TOMY Corporation and D3PA

are set to release the sequels to both games with NARUTO: Clash of Ninja 2

scheduled to be released September 26, 2006 and NARUTO: Ninja Council 2

scheduled to be released October 10, 2006.

"Both of these games feature high production values and deliver quality

gaming to players that mirrors VIZ Media's hit anime series," said Laura

Yoshioka, senior marketing manager, TOMY Corporation. "The upcoming releases

of NARUTO: Clash of Ninja 2 and NARUTO: Ninja Council 2 will expand the

family of NARUTO games available and we will soon be announcing more NARUTO

titles for 2007."

NARUTO: Clash of Ninja was featured in cover stories in both GamePro

magazine and 1UP.com and has remained in the top 5 for sales on the Nintendo

GameCube, according to the NPD Group since its launch in March 2006.

"Just in time for the holiday buying season we are able to provide these

very popular, quality video games at a price that appeal to both fans of

NARUTO and gamers everywhere," said Kim Motika, vice president of worldwide

sales and operations, D3PA. "Now that both of these games are $19.95, NARUTO

will move beyond the installed fan base and will appeal to a whole new

audience that loves great fighting games."

Talkback

1daySeptember 03, 2006

hmm, I guess the 3rd and 4th will be out next year then.

PryopizmStan Ferguson, Staff AlumnusSeptember 03, 2006

The irony of the title of this article and the amount of replies makes me chuckle.

IceColdSeptember 03, 2006

Oh yeah? How about now!

JonLeungSeptember 04, 2006

More like, since Clash Of Ninja 2 probably obsoletes the first game, they made the first cheaper so that Naruto fans will be more likely to end up buying both instead of just the second one.

Infernal MonkeySeptember 04, 2006

Yeah but GameCube's supposed to be dead and nobody likes Nintendo, also Nintendo's going third party. So what's the deal? I reckon it's just the same three people buying thousands of copies of the games. Kinda like the Brain Training situation in Japan.

PryopizmStan Ferguson, Staff AlumnusSeptember 04, 2006

Ferny wins Most Best post award.

ThePermSeptember 04, 2006

i liked it before everyone else, naruto is old

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