Apr 18, 2011 / News

On Sunday 18 April, crowds gathered at The Nintendo Connection, Myer Sydney, to compete in the 2011 Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Battle Competition. With a Nintendo 3DS, a copy of the game and a limited edition T-Shirt up for grabs, the competition was fierce and the best Pokémon Trainers from around the state turned up to test their Pokémon in battle, while others were busy trading Pokémon and enjoying the many new features of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.

Pokémon Trainers wait in anticipation for their chance at glory

Young fans take it all in and learn from the Pros

The Champion, Adam Nelson (left) and Runner-up (right) Bjorn Truong celebrate a fantastic final decided by 3 Hit Points

Trade you a Pikachu for Charizard?

Pokémon fans get excited at the Nintendo Connection

The Battle Competition continues in the coming weeks at the following locations:


Saturday, 30 April

The Nintendo Experience, EB Games, 67 Swanston St



Sunday, 1 May

EB Games, 50 Rundle Mall



Saturday, 7 May

EB Games Chermside, Cnr Hamilton & Gympie Rd



Saturday, 14 May

EB Games Midland, Brockman Rd


Click Here to view the Battle Competition Rules and Terms and Conditions



Apr 13, 2011 / News


Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo's new device which offers portable entertainment in 3D without the need for special glasses, launched in Australia on 31 March and has already sold through more than 31,000* units!

This has been achieved in only four days, and gives Nintendo 3DS the record for best handheld launch in Australia. Nintendo's popular home console Wii holds the record for biggest week one sell through for any console, selling through slightly more than Nintendo 3DS with 32,000* units in its first week on sale, and has gone on to sell through more than 2.1 million* since its December 2006 launch.

Nintendo 3DS introduces players to a whole new world of gaming, with features including pre-installed 3D software such as AR Games (augmented reality), embedded motion sensor, the ability to watch 3D videos and take 3D photographs, and StreetPass. Not only can Nintendo 3DS software be played on the device, but also most existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi software can too.**

For further information visit: nintendo3ds.com.au

* Sales data collected by Nintendo from retail partner reporting

** Some Nintendo DS software cannot be used on the Nintendo 3DS system. Only 3D-compatible Nintendo 3DS software can be played in 3D. Nintendo DS / Nintendo DSi software cannot be displayed in 3D



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