From now until 9 a.m. PDT on April 28, Nintendo and AOL are accepting entries in their Be the First to Play sweepstakes, three winners of which will be flown to Los Angeles for Nintendo's May 9 pre-E3 media briefing.
As lucky as that sounds, one of the three will be given the opportunity of a Nintendo fan's lifetime. All three will receive travel and lodging in LA for three days and two nights, a DS Lite, a copy of Super Mario Bros. DS, and a Nintendo T-shirt, but only the grand-prize winner will be the first consumer to play the Revolution.
So how much is it worth to play Nintendo's console early? About $1,000, according to Nintendo. In the official contest rules and regulations, Nintendo sets the approximate retail value of the grand prize at $4,000, with the second prizes running for $3,000 each.