Nintendo Takes Wii and DS On a Sporty Road Trip


Kicked off this weekend with stops at the PGA Tour’s Buick Open in San Diego (which Tiger just finished whooping up the field in, as usual) and a FanFest at Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field, Nintendo has officially hit the road on a “sporting spree,” stopping in on various sporting events with sporty Wii and DS games in tow. Three more PGA Tour demo stops of Tiger Woods 08 Wii are planned up to February 17th, and beginning in late February through the end of March Nintendo will be hitting the spring training tour in Arizona with games like Wii Sports, Flash Focus and The BIGS. And don’t forget about the Donkey Kong monster truck, it’ll be competing in nationwide Monster Jam events through May.

Hit the jump for the complete list of tour stops.

PGA events:
Nintendo will have six interactive Wii units set up to demonstrate Wii Sports™ Golf and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® ’08.

Jan. 24-27: Buick Open in San Diego (completed)
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: FBR Open in Phoenix
Feb. 9-10: Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
Feb. 14-17: The ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

Seattle Mariners event: (completed)
Jan. 26-27: Nintendo will be on hand at Safeco Field for FanFest to show off the Nintendo Fan Network, a free downloadable application that gives access to baseball-related content on Nintendo DS systems during Mariners home games. NFN users can access a menu of interactive options including: a live video feed of the game, scores from others MLB games in progress, player stats and team standings, trivia and word search games against other fans and the ability to communicate with other fans via Nintendo Fan Network messaging.

MLB events:
Nintendo makes the rounds at spring training, visiting two dozen Cactus League Spring Training baseball games in the Phoenix area. An interactive trailer will feature both Wii and Nintendo DS games, including the Wii Sports Baseball game, Flash Focus™: Vision Training in Minutes a Day and The BIGS™.

Feb. 28- March 3: Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz.
March 6-9: Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz.
March 13-17: Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Ariz.
March 19-20: Hohokam Park, Mesa, Ariz.
March 22, 24, 27: Hohokam Park, Mesa, Ariz.

Monster Jam events:
Now through May: Donkey Kong, the star of Donkey Kong®: Barrel Blast for Wii, DK™ Jungle Climber for Nintendo DS and beloved Nintendo franchise character for more than 25 years, made his debut as an awesome monster truck in December. The Donkey Kong monster truck is currently competing in Monster Jam, and will be crisscrossing the country for the next few months. For a complete list of Monster Jam events, visit

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