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Nintendo America Inc. has gone platinum, hosting a "platinum-level" Hollywood bash to introduce top celebrities to its wide-ranging holiday video game line-up and new limited-edition Platinum Nintendo GameCube system. Last night, stars streamed down the platinum carpet at the Hollywood & Highland gala to play more than 30 of the most highly anticipated video games from Nintendo, and watch a private concert by The Strokes. Celebrities in attendance included:
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Matthew Perry
  • Colin Farrell
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Mark McGrath
  • Zach Braff
Nintendo's platinum party provided all the perks: packed house of more than 600 attendees, top DJ's, a special musical performance by The Strokes, and this holiday's additions to its more than 180 video game library for the Nintendo GameCube, including the highly anticipated Metroid Prime (launching November 18 from Nintendo), Capcom's Resident Evil and James Bond 007: Nightfire, and Madden NFL 2003 from EA. The extravaganza kicks-off the nationwide Nintendo Cube Club Tour, hitting 15 cities across the country over the next two months, allowing consumers to sample the latest games and products coming this holiday season in a cool nightclub atmosphere.
Silverstone Aguilera Farrell McGrath

"The Nintendo GameCube has received such an overwhelming response from the entertainment community that we wanted to do something special to show our appreciation," says Perrin Kaplan, vice president, corporate affairs, Nintendo of America Inc. "What better way to celebrate than by going platinum with the Nintendo GameCube in Tinseltown?" Christina Aguilera, also in attendance, commented, "I've got a purple GameCube at home but I am dying for the new platinum GameCube. My sister and I have Mario Party battles and I can't wait for more Mario."

October 24, 2002

Press Release - Nintendo of America


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