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Midnight openings for UK DS launch

Five Virgin Megastores will open early with prizes and other promotions for early birds.

Nintendo has announced midnight openings at five Virgin Megastores across the United Kingdom this week to mark the launch of the Nintendo DS on Friday 11th March priced £99.

The Oxford Street branch in London, the 235 Buchanan Street branch in Glasgow, the Pavillion Centre store in Birmingham, the Tops Plaza store in Liverpool and the Queens Street store in Cardiff will all open at midnight to let gamers get hold of the handheld for the first time.

The first through the door at each location will receive a T-shirt indicating theirs is special, while the next fifty will receive an "I was TOUCHED by Nintendo DS" T-shirt. The first fifty at the Oxford Street branch will also receive a special Nintendo DS goody bag, with free games being given out while stocks last.

One lucky attendee will even win an all-expenses-paid trip to Nintendo's headquarters in Japan where they will get to meet Shigeru Miyamoto.

Nintendo DS launches across Europe this Friday with a launch line-up of some 15 titles, headlined by the likes of critically acclaimed Super Mario 64 DS.

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