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CEA: Nintendo Returns To CES After 16 Years

11/23/2010 08:43:22 AM Eastern

Arlington,
Va. - Nintendo returning to International CES after a 16-year hiatus is one of the highlights
of the 2011 CES Gaming Showcase at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 6-9.

The
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of the show, reports
that more than 35 exhibitors will display the latest gaming
technology advancements across 9,800 square feet in the Gaming Showcase,
located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Gaming Showcase will feature
advancements in online gaming and gaming-related product debuts in both
hardware and software -- from online PC and HD gaming, plasma HDTV to surround
sound and power conditioning hardware. Nintendo returns as an exhibitor to CES
for the first time since 1995.

"With the gaming market expected
to generate $20.3 billion in 2010, the International CES is the must-stop hub
for innovative gaming products, and will allow CES attendees to experience the
future of gaming from an amazing range of innovative companies," said Karen
Chupka, senior VP of events and conferences, CEA, in a prepared statement.

Aside from Nintendo, major gaming
exhibitors include: AMD, HP, Intel, Lenovo, LevelUp, Logitech, Microsoft,
Nokia, Sony and others. Publishers and developers will also be in attendance,
including Alcazar Entertainment, Cosmi, DC Comics/Warner and DreamWorks
Animation. Furthermore, key retailers like Amazon.com, Best Buy and GameStop
will also attend the show.

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