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Thread: Family loses Nintendo products in a house fire, Nintendo company cares.

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    Family loses Nintendo products in a house fire, Nintendo company cares.

    On September 19th, while my parents and I were at work, our house caught fire. By the end of the day, we had lost everything we owned, save what ever we had in our vehicles. The most important thing was that no one in my family was hurt except for a couple of pets (I lost my pet scorpion and my parents lost their cat).

    In the days that followed, we had to make inventories of everything we lost. We didn’t have insurance so this was merely so we could find out exactly what we lost and what we could replace in the short term. My list, when it was done, included more than 250 Nintendo games spanning all their consoles, every Nintendo console, almost all accessories, every Gameboy iteration, a DS…I had a lot of Nintendo stuff…including a working Virtual Boy and a Gameboy Light (a Japanese Gameboy Pocket with a backlight). My collection wasn’t very extensive but it had some things that most people wouldn’t. My mom also owned a Wii and a DS and a few games, which were lost as well (in fact, the fire was so hot in the living room that there was no trace of her gaming stuff…it had been completely melted and just dissipated).

    About a month ago, I contacted Nintendo to ask about what I should do about the Wiiware account my Wii had on it and how I should go about suspending it for when I get a new one. Included in the letter were pictures of some of my gaming stuff I could salvage from the rubble as part of a morbid curiosity thing (ever want to see what a melted Wii looks like? So did many of my friends).

    About two weeks later, I received a call from Nintendo’s Customer Service Department. They had received my packet and wanted to find out how my family and I were getting along. I told them about what had happened and how we were doing. Then, they offered me to replace my Wii and my Gameboy Advance SP for free. They even threw in all the cords for the Wii and the charger and such for the SP! I was blown away that the company would want to know how my family was doing let alone want to help out. I sent off my old, melted Wii and SP and received my new ones.

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    Junior Member VENOM's Avatar
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    That's really nice

    that the end of that Sorrow He get's a Wii & Gameboy sp That must the sorrow of the lost pet's

    >IT'S Time To Die SpiderMan!!!

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    Aww, if only Nintendo did that with everyone... time to burn down my house

    Hope they get that Wii modded LOL

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    dude that is so cool not often do large companys like nintendo care way to go and sorry about the fire

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    Hey thats pretty cool, Nintendo is a great company, Sony and MS need to learn a great deal from Nintendo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LONEWOLF231 View Post
    Hey thats pretty cool, Nintendo is a great company, Sony and MS need to learn a great deal from Nintendo.
    only nintendo could do this cuz they're friggin swimmin in money

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    So are Sony and MS noob. Because Sony and MS are big ass companys as well, and they both rake in cash from everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiiwouldliketohack View Post
    So are Sony and MS noob. Because Sony and MS are big ass companys as well, and they both rake in cash from everywhere.
    guessing you haven't seen nintendo's sells

    this is just from 2008

    1. Wii - 10,224,400 = $2,556,100,000 in case u can't count that's billions
    2. Nintendo DS - 9,951,500 = $1,293,695,000
    3. Xbox 360 - 4,735,200
    4. PSP - 3,829,300
    5. PlayStation 3 - 3,685,000
    6. PlayStation 2 - 2,106,100*
    not including gba,snes,nes,n64, gamecube, game and watch, or virtual boy, gb, or gbc
    2008 NPD: Nintendo Sells Over 10 Million Wiis in US, New Lifetime Sales Figures for Each Console - Shacknews - PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Wii video game news, previews and downloads

    not to mention these numbers either

    Wii Sports
    April - December: 18,950,000 units
    Japan: 470,000 units
    Overseas: 18,480,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 40,500,000 units

    Mario Kart Wii
    April - December: 13,670,000 units
    Japan: 2,200,000 units
    Overseas: 11,460,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 13,670,000 units

    Wii Fit
    April - December: 12,160,000 units
    Japan: 1,380,000 units
    Overseas: 10,790,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 14,010,000 units

    Wii Play
    April - December: 9,400,000 units
    Japan: 300,000 units
    Overseas: 9,090,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 20,910,000 units

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    April - December: 3,200,000 units
    Japan: 210,000 units
    Overseas: 3,040,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 8,100,000 units

    Animal Crossing: City Folk
    April - December: 3,200,000 units
    Japan: 1,220,000 units
    Overseas: 2,000,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 3,220,000 units

    Wii Music
    April - December: 2,500,000 units
    Japan: 420,000 units
    Overseas: 2,080,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 2,500,000 units

    Link's Crossbow Training
    April - December: 1,700,000 units
    Japan: 250,000 units
    Overseas: 1,490,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 3,440,000 units

    Super Mario Galaxy
    April - December: 1,560,000 units
    Japan: 40,000 units
    Overseas: 1,500,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 7,600,000 units

    Mario Party 8
    April - December: 1,420,000 million units
    Japan: 100,000 units
    Overseas: 1,300,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 6,280,000 units

    Mario Super Sluggers
    April - December: 1,200,000 units
    Japan: 220,000 units
    Overseas: 980,000 units

    Lifetime Sales: 1,200,000 units

    1. Nintendogs (DS – 21.67 million, all 5 versions combined)[92]
    2. Wii Play (Wii – 20.91 million)[92]
    3. Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (Game Boy – 20.08 million approximately: 10.23 million in Japan,[57] 9.85 million in US)[19]
    4. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES – 18 million)[54]
    5. New Super Mario Bros. (DS – 17.63 million)[92]
    6. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS – 16.82 million)[92]
    7. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (DS – 16.48 million)[93]
    8. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 – 14.89 million shipped)[140]
    9. Pokémon Gold and Silver (Game Boy Color – 14.51 million approximately: 7.6 million in US,[19] 6.91 million in Japan)[57]
    10. Wii Fit (Wii – 14.01 million)[92]

    any retard can find this info from google
    so i'm guessing nintendo is just a little more then willing to give away a wii and gba sp
    Last edited by homebrewlover; 02-07-2009 at 02:15 PM.

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    Excuse me but are you calling me a retard? Also Microsoft and Sony bring in mass amounts of money from all over electronic sales, incase you forgot.

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    How caring, he just needs a tv to play it now.

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