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Nintendo Hires Pop Group To Promote 3DS In Taiwan

Posted by Orla Madden

Expanding its horizons in the East

The 3DS is just about to begin its journey in Taiwan, with Nintendo hiring popular female group S.H.E to help towards commercial marketing for the handheld.

Across Taiwan, the group will feature in TV adverts playing Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. Nintendo of Taiwan has also translated The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations and Nintendogs + Cats for release.

If any of you want some extra Mii character on your handheld and want to add the members of S.H.E to your Mii Plaza, QR Codes are supplied below.

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (9)

LeasTwanteD

#3

LeasTwanteD said:

These Mii's look very good. I'm always a bit let down when people don't put much effort in creating theirs. :)

therube

#4

therube said:

Sad to say, but the five games named are also the only ones released in Chinese to date and the system has been out for over three months. Thanks to stringent region locking these are absolutely the only five games you can play (the Wii at least let you play Japanese games). And there's no eshop of any kind. So though I feel a bit burned that I can't play the new Taiko on my American 3DS, I can at least be glad that Nintendo isn't treating me like the Taiwanese. oh well, upside: first Zelda officially translated into Chinese ever.

Squiggle55

#5

Squiggle55 said:

@therube that is a very depressing and clear example of why region locking is absolutely ridiculous. Seriously, what difference does it make to them if people import their games from a different branch of the same company.

WiiLovePeace

#6

WiiLovePeace said:

@therube thats incorrect about Zelda. The first Zelda officially translated to Chinese was the Ocarina of Time for the iQue Player in 2003 (the Chinese equivalent of the N64) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQue_Player thats afaik, they might've gotten some other Zelda games before then. But still the amazing lack of games in those regions is very sad imo.

@Squiggle55, I also hate region locking but the only reason I can see it still exists is so that Nintendo & 3rd parties know how many people in a given region are actually buying their games. If there was no region locking then they wouldn't have a clue as to where they need to market more games & where they might stop given lack of profits. Though Sony seems to do fine without region locking so /shrug.

Lobster

#7

Lobster said:

Am I the only person being told I'm not allowed to have the third Mii? :( I wanted the set.

therube

#8

therube said:

@WiiLovePeace: thanks for the correction. let me get a bit more specific- this is the first Zelda ever translated into Traditional Chinese (the pre-1949 character set) which means it's the first for Taiwan/HK- countries that still use it. At least, that's how Nintendo is advertising it over here.
I've seen a few of my students playing Zelda in Chinese, but those were always fan translations from mainland China. Most people here know Mario, but far fewer have ever even heard of Zelda (even when I write the name in Chinese).

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