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    Wii UK Tour Locations

    From 10th November 2006 to the 13th January 2007 Nintendo will be running a two month sampling campaign of the Nintendo Wii.

    The tour will take place across 60 different locations in the UK and Ireland and will give the public the chance to play and learn about the console.

    Nintendo’s aim with Wii as with its handheld DS console, is to expand the gaming population and appeal to people who have never thought about picking up a games consol at all. As a result the focus for the sampling is on key mainstream and family events and destinations from shopping malls including Bluewater Shopping Centre, Birmingham Bullring and Sheffield’s Meadow Hall to events including The Good Food Show, Ideal Home Exhibition and Glasgow’s Irn Bru Carnival.
    Nintendo's want to get the Wiimote into the hands of 1 million people prior to the December launch.

    Taking its cue from the above-the-line strategy, Wii sampling will take place in two very distinct ways. The first is in a series of modular room sets that have been created to look like the living rooms, bedrooms and homes of people from across the UK complete with TV’s, sofas, bed and all assorted paraphernalia. People can simply walk into the room (which only has two walls for access and visibility) sit down and play away. The second sampling mechanic is a series of portable ‘busking units’ that enables much more reactive and tactical sampling. These units can simply be unloaded quickly and easily wheeled to their destination, used for a short time and then move on.
    The two month tour will merge into a six month campaign aimed at ‘gaming for everyone’ and will take in the following locations:

    Centre MK, Milton Keynes (A) 18th-24th December
    Irn Bru Carnival, Glasgow SECC 23rd December - 14th January
    The Liberty, Romford 2nd-7th January
    White Rose, Leeds 2nd-7th January
    Castlecourt, Belfast 2nd-7th January
    Brent Cross Shopping Centre, London 9th-14th January
    The Gyle, Edinburgh 9th-14th January
    West Quay Centre, Southampton 9th-14th January
    Bristol University 17th January
    St David's Centre, Cardiff 18th-21st January
    Nottingham Trent University 24th January
    The Shires, Leicester 25th-27th January
    Sheffield Hallam University 31st January
    Glasgow University 31st January
    Trinity College Dublin 31st January
    Luton Airport (B) 5th - 11th Feb
    Gatwick South (B) 5th-18th Feb
    Xscape, Braehead 17th-18th Feb
    The Victoria Centre, Nottingham 19th-25th Feb
    Gatwick North (B) 19th-25th Feb
    Stansted Airport (B) 19th Feb - 4th March
    Xscape, Castleford Leeds 24th-25th Feb
    Centre MK, Milton Keynes (B) 28th Feb - 3rd march
    Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow 5th-11th March
    Crufts 2007, Birmingham NEC 8th-11th March
    Ideal Home Show, Earl's Court London 9th March - 1st April
    Quad Show, Birmingham NEC 16th-18th March
    Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent (B) 16th-18th March
    Vitality Show, London Olympia 29th March - 1st April
    Memorabilia Show, Birmingham NEC 31st March - 1st April
    Source: Press Release

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    woohooo im about a 30 minute walk from whiterose leeds. Of course by then ill have an actuall wii.

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    Thats a good point; only two of the above take place before the wii launch. I must say im a bit surprised; why would they need to do this to attract customers, when they keep saying about how the demand is larger than supply for wii? It would have made more sence to do this mid-year or closer to next christmas when there are far more wii's and most gamers have them.

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    OMG OMG OMG (sorry for nooby writing) I'm going to Bluwater tomorrow!! I live like half hour away from it! I hope I get the chance to go any play it

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    man!! i knew it was gonna be in the nec... i might go...
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    i live right next to blue water and its there near my birthday. But il already have a wii by launch day

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