Nintendo invades malls for the holidays

Unless you’re the type that confines yourself to your home and orders all your Christmas gifts through Amazon (not the world’s worst idea, really), you’re likely to go to a mall at least once this holiday season. If you do, you just might bump into Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience. What is that exactly, you say? Well, it’ll be a little area set up in certain malls this Holiday season that will allow people to check out a ton of cool Nintendo games.

Featured will be Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Style Savvy, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Sure, maybe you’ve been reading about those games for months now, but the whole Holiday Mall Experience is really geared more towards the person who doesn’t voraciously consume game blogs like the air they breathe. You can also check out the way MotionPlus works and download demos for your DSi. Got to hand it to Nintendo — they’re trying to turn the world into gamers, and I appreciate that — makes it easier for me to explain my primary hobby to people!

The Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience runs Nov. 23 through Dec. 20 at the following locations:

  • Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Ariz.
  • Westfield Culver City in Culver City, Calif.
  • Westfield Parkway in El Cajon, Calif.
  • Ontario Mills in Ontario, Calif.
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco
  • Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Conn.
  • Orange Park Mall in Orange Park, Fla.
  • Florida Mall in Orlando, Fla.
  • Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Lenox Square in Atlanta
  • River Oaks Center in Calumet City, Ill.
  • Greenwood Park in Greenwood, Ind.
  • Arundel Mills in Hanover, Md.
  • South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Mass.
  • Burlington Mall in Burlington, Mass.
  • Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
  • Southdale Center in Edina, Minn.
  • Deptford Mall in Deptford, N.J.
  • Queens Center in Elmhurst, N.Y.
  • Roosevelt Field in Garden City, N.Y.
  • Galleria of White Plains in White Plains, N.Y.
  • The Mall at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin, Ohio
  • Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City
  • Franklin Mills in Philadelphia
  • Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Grapevine Mills in Grapevine, Texas
  • Irving Mall in Irving, Texas
  • Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio
  • Chesapeake Square in Chesapeake, Va.
  • Virginia Center Commons in Glen Allen, Va.
  • Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va.
  • Potomac Mills in Prince William, Va.
  • Northgate Mall in Seattle
  • Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
  • Southridge Mall in Greendale, Wisc.

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Colette Bennett