E3 06: Nintendo holds contest to play the Revolution

Three winners will attend Nintendo pre-E3 press briefing; one will be the first consumer to play the console.

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.

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136 comments
pac-master
pac-master

i can wait. you play it once in a contest then its even harder to wait ill it comes out, you know what i mean?

superfraq
superfraq

"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." So do we actually get to attend E3, or just the media briefing. P.S. this might be a stupid question, if so, please forgive my ignorance.

Josh_HC
Josh_HC

It would be awesome to be one of the firsts to go a and test the REV before anyone. But honestly, I think that Nintendo has been going down in the console-improoving, and before having people over to play it, I think, they should have first tried a little better in looking for people to tell them what are they doing wrong.

aliengroups
aliengroups

now really what are chances of this actually be a worthwhile prize (just think what crappy games there will be to play, if any titles)

Sonic216
Sonic216

Okay I have something to say, -sighs-, sign up for an Anime World Grand Championship on myspace in the game chat room, it is anime battle with RPG style of fighting, you know T2. Now that, that is clear. The Revolution will not be played by a lucky teen winner, sorry it will be an actor or no one will be announced, it will be a white male, 5ft 8 or 9in., atleast 21 or 19, slight facial hair, with a rock band t-shirt that is black, torn blue jeans or shorts(blue jean shorts), maybe glasses with a semi deep voice, wild or semi calm black or brownish black hair. He will say something along these lines: "My first impression of the Nintendo Revolution was maybe it would be sort of a push over but it is really awesome and... the game play of the revolution sets a new style of playing and it is a whole new experience... what I like about the Nintendo Revoluton is the ability to put you in the game with the new controller and its ability to allow you to play past Nintendo games is great... the NintendoRevolution is awesome.... Hi mom, hi {insert friend(s) name} I'm having a great time and whooo go E3." Watch you all will see that I am right anf you know it he then will be secretly payed 100 or 50 dollars or he was an employee.

Kaiba_04
Kaiba_04

Why is it only for Americans??? This is discrimination against us Europeans

chicken008
chicken008

Dang, Canadians never get to participate in anything. >:|

Lupus64
Lupus64

No Fair! Australians want to play the Revolution too Nintendo!!!

Bluestorm-Kalas
Bluestorm-Kalas

its a scam people...marketing scam..just to see how many people enter and then they can se how well it will sell...the three people will be no-name actors who are paid to say it was exhilariting rush playin the rev or some bull lies

Bluestorm-Kalas
Bluestorm-Kalas

its a scam people...marketing scam..just to see how many people enter

Zapwacko
Zapwacko

nice i wish i was 18 or older

Brandoe
Brandoe

I'm not 18.... That really sucks.

Lady_Lee
Lady_Lee

Oh WOW!!!! i've been looking forward to the Revolution for over a year!!!! *faints* i would MORE than LOVE to win this!!!

juanfraino
juanfraino

Cool. But what are the chances of winig :(

Sandman100
Sandman100

I just entered. I hope I win. I would love to go to E3 2006, and be the first to play the Rev.

luke1889
luke1889

Shame you can only enter if you live in America.

Some-Killz
Some-Killz

Nice comment Glitchgeeman, that just made me think, maybe Rev will be ready at E3!

G_W_X
G_W_X

IF only Nintendo had a contest for the UK people? Now that would be nice...BUT I dont think that will happen now....??? I mean how about add another five OPEN SLOTS? make it 8 people.....From UK/Europe and Japan and wherever else...Me thinks I should contact Ninty?...

dee-oc
dee-oc

Wow, now I can get my hopes up, and then watch them fall when I don't win. No, but all kidding aside, I hope I win.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

It would be kinda of interesting to be one of the first "Nintendo Revolutionists" It will be getting one as a secondary console, along when I decide which of the other 2 is for me.

bobreturns
bobreturns

cool but i don't live in america and i am not 18 so i can't enter damn

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Damn, I'm about a half a year short of 18 and this pops up. Cruel fate.

Kaboom0190
Kaboom0190

How about us Canadians?! I get tired of all these amazing contests that are always restricting Canadians. Has Nintendo, or even the gaming industry, forgotten that there are a lot of large gaming fans up here in Canada. And I, and many other fellow Canadians, would love to be able to have a experience like that. And we make a lot of amazing games, like Far Cry, Splinter Cell 1+3, Need for Speed Underground 1+2,Prince of Pursia, and this is just 1 company(Ubisoft Montreal). I just get sick of getting left out all the time, like if Canada didn't even exist. I would just like a little recognition, because there are a lot of us who feel the same way(and we do purchase their products!).

dekushrub150
dekushrub150

I have an AP Test on May 9th which will determine if I get a class out of the way for college in September or not. I'll skip the test if I win. What's more important? A test that costed me $80 and could save 100s or a Willy Wonka type experience, plus that DS and Mario game would be nice too.

pie_guy
pie_guy

DAMIT ONLY IN THE US..... basterds.... *drops nintendo flag, pics up Sony flag* just kidding i love nintendo...

Taj
Taj

Nifty. I

frankeyser
frankeyser

it would be cool because you get to go to e3 also.

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

why wait until e3 to play the rev when you can play it now as the genesis turbo graphix 16 nintendo 8 bit, cause thats all the rev has shown so far of it being capable of doing anything.

the_junk
the_junk

excuse me while i drool. whoever gets that better rub it in everyone's faces. lol. i know i'd do the same.

Mista_Sal
Mista_Sal

Sounds like a good deal, but I have no chance of winning.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

what the hell is this story doing on gamespot uk, the comp is only open to residents of the USA.

mikelotc
mikelotc

bugger...only for people in the US :( wonder what it's like to wave a controller around? :)

dergy
dergy

I have no hope of winning...but i did enter!

Draco_Fire
Draco_Fire

wow.. be the first to play...(NREV almost spells like NERV ^^ from NGE)

joezer3003
joezer3003

Whoever wins is one very lucky dude.

Van_Cleef
Van_Cleef

Can't enter. Got a final on the 9th.

dragonsama
dragonsama

Entered. I hope I get to go to this.

G_W_X
G_W_X

You will say Wow?!

Ericvon71
Ericvon71

This is some really unexciting news.