Today is Super Bowl day, or "Big Game" day as Nintendo of America is calling it, and a massive TV audience will be tuning in to watch and, we suspect in many cases of those watching their one and only NFL game of the year, wondering what the heck is going on. It's not just a game of American Football, its a merchandising, advertising behemoth which happens to have a match associated with it. Here's hoping the game's a good'un, anyway.
For its part NoA is offering unique jersey designs to 10 lucky sweepstakes winners that watch the game using TVii on the Wii U. The app will allow users to interact and make predictions during the game, but the Super Bowl area will also have a contest entry for this random draw. The rules are below, including those for Nintendo fans that aren't necessarily in the Wii U club but feel like going to the trouble of sending a postcard. Yep, some contests still use postcards.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2014
(1) Entry through Nintendo TVii. To enter, follow these steps: (i) launch Nintendo TVii from the Home Menu of the Wii U GamePad controller, (ii) tune in to the Big Game by tapping the tune in shortcut or Sports icon on the main screen of Nintendo TVii, (iii) tap the “Play” icon on the left side of the screen, (iv) during the Sweepstakes Period, click on the yellow banner on either the Activity or Leaderboard screen to accept the Official Rules and enter your Nintendo Network ID into the Sweepstakes, and (v) use your Wii U GamePad controller to play along during the Big Game in the Nintendo TVii application. Once you begin to play along during the Big Game, you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes.
(2) Free Entry by Postcard. To enter without having a Nintendo Network ID, without a Wii U console, and without playing along during the Big Game in the Nintendo TVii application, hand print your (i) first and last name, (ii) email address, (iii) mailing address, and (iv) phone number (optional) on a postcard approximately three and a half by five inches (3.5" x 5") in size and mail it to: Nintendo of America Inc., Attn. Nintendo TVii Sweepstakes Entry, PO Box 957, Redmond, WA 98073, USA. Unless you have already subscribed to receive communications from Nintendo, the email address, mailing address and phone number you provide will be used only for purposes of the Sweepstakes. All postcard entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 3, 2014 and received by Sponsor by Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.
Only entries in the U.S. and Canada are eligible, though Japan is the only other region aside from North America to actually have TVii, in any case.
Will you be watching to Super Bowl today, and do you plan to enjoy it using TVii? Share that and your predictions in the comments below.