REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 1998–Nintendo of America today established a new manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $129.95 USD for Nintendo 64, the world’s most advanced video game console. 

In addition, Nintendo announced that effective Sept. 1, every N64 system purchased will come with a $10 instant coupon to be used with any of 25 Nintendo 64 games and accessories. 

“These new price points, coupled with an incomparable lineup of hit software between now and the holidays, promises even stronger momentum for Nintendo 64 throughout the rest of 1998,” says Peter Main, Nintendo’s executive vice president, sales and marketing. “Gamer’s reaction to the N64 Summer Spectacular promotion, new software releases, and more best-selling Player’s Choice offerings have resulted in a 23 percent increase in N64’s share of the market since May.” 

The $10 Nintendo `Bonus Bucks,’ valid until March 31, 1999, can be applied to Nintendo 64 controllers, Rumble Pak accessory, and 23 first-party games, including the highly anticipated impending release, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Each of the 23 titles is exclusive to Nintendo 64. 

Nintendo’s growing market share has been boosted by the current best-selling video game in America, Banjo-Kazooie, and continuing strong sales for last year’s “Game of the Year,” Goldeneye: 007. Other key U.S. product releases coming for the holiday season include: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Acclaim); NFL Quarterback Club ’99 (Acclaim); Madden ’99 (Electronic Arts); Nascar ’99 (Electronic Arts); Glover (Hasbro); Silicon Valley (Take 2); Buck Bumble (Ubi Soft); Body Harvest (Midway); WCW vs. NWO: Revenge (THQ); NFL Blitz (Midway); plus more than 20 other titles. 

Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 1 billion video games worldwide and has created such industry icons as Mario, Yoshi, Zelda, and Donkey Kong. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its best-selling home video game systems, including the 64-bit Nintendo 64, the hand-held Game Boy, and the 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operation in North America, where more than 40 percent of American households own a Nintendo game system. 

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