From today until August 17, Comcast is giving a free Wii to anyone who signs up for their Preferred Plus and Premier Triple Play packages. The partnership, according to Comcast’s press release, is “merging together the joy of a super-fun video gaming experience with the power of super-fast Internet speed.” What they fail to mention is that the joy can only be experienced after calling up your buddy, asking for his Friend code, and then buying a Bluetooth headset so you can keep talking to him on the phone while you play a game together.
In all fairness, this seems like a good deal if you’re already in the market for a new Internet provider. Our favorite Nintendo vice president of marketing, Cammie Dunaway, even has her own little quote to go along with this, as she champions the Wii’s browser capabilities and Weather Channel. Although, she neglected to mention that she broke her wrist before talking about the Wii this time around.
Hit the break for the full press release if you’re interested.
Comcast Offers Wii™ Systems To New Triple Play Customers
Comcast’s Super-Fast Internet Speeds Let Wii Players Enjoy Online Games, Entertainment and Fun
Comcast, the nation’s leading residential broadband Internet provider, and video game pioneer, Nintendo, have teamed up to offer an exclusive deal available to new Comcast Triple Play customers. From today until August 17, 2008, those who sign up for Comcast Preferred Plus or Premier Triple Play package* will receive a complimentary Wii™ system, merging together the joy of a super-fun video gaming experience with the power of super-fast Internet speed.
The partnership between Comcast and Nintendo will give new qualifying Triple Play customers a free Wii system and it will also allow them to hook up their Wii to Comcast High-Speed Internet for great online experiences:
- Play friends over Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection in games like Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and more
- Surf the Internet on a bigger screen by downloading the Wii Internet Channel from the Wii Shop Channel using Wii Points™
- Visit the Wii Shop Channel to download classic Nintendo games or discover new exciting titles made for Wii
“By connecting to our high-speed Internet, it will be easy for our customers to access all the fun content and features their Wii has to offer online,” said Greg Butz, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Product Development. “The Wii offers something for everyone, so pairing the Comcast Triple Play with the Wii system provides great entertainment value for the entire family.”
“Comcast’s high-speed Internet connects Wii owners with their friends all over the world,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “In addition to playing video games, people can surf the Internet, share family photos, and check the news or weather. The Wii is home to a multitude of fun Internet based entertainment and informational options.”
Comcast Preferred Plus and Premier Triple Play packages* include: Comcast Digital Cable with On Demand and premium channels; Comcast Digital Voice®, offering unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling and 12 popular calling features plus enhanced voicemail, and; Comcast High-Speed Internet with PowerBoost®, providing some of the fastest download speeds available today.
To be eligible for a complimentary Wii system, a two-year contract is required. Customers can sign up for the Triple Play by calling 1-800-COMCAST.
*Triple Play package availability and offers vary by market. Total number of Wii systems is limited.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (https://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 2.7 billion video games and more than 460 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.