Nintendo DS Lite with "Personal Trainer: Cooking" Game, 2009

Summary

While children and gamers remain the core users of mobile gaming devices, this Nintendo DS Lite "Personal Trainer" game was marketed to a more mainstream American audience. Instead of organizing falling blocks, collecting coins or fighting evil, this cartridge bundle helped the user choose tonight's menu, organize the grocery list and cook a healthy meal.

While children and gamers remain the core users of mobile gaming devices, this Nintendo DS Lite "Personal Trainer" game was marketed to a more mainstream American audience. Instead of organizing falling blocks, collecting coins or fighting evil, this cartridge bundle helped the user choose tonight's menu, organize the grocery list and cook a healthy meal.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

2009

Creators

Nintendo of America Inc. 

Place of Creation

China 

Japan 

United States, Washington, Redmond 

Creator Notes

Console & accessories made in China for Nintendo of America Inc. of Redmond, Washington; game made in Japan.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.203.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic (Organic material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Lime (Color)
Green

Dimensions

Height: .75 in  (DS system, folded)

Width: 5.125 in  (DS system, folded)

Depth: 2.8125 in  (DS system, folded)

Inscriptions

Box, in part: NINTENDO DS LITE / SPECIAL EDITION / GREEN NINTENDO DS / GAME AND CUSTOM CASE INCLUDED / NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC. / REDMOND, WA 98073-0957 / INCLUDES: NINTENDO DS LITE / RECHARGEABLE BATTERY / AC ADAPTER / EXTRA STYLUS / PERSONAL TRAINING: COOKING / CARRYING CASE / MADE IN CHINA. AC ADAPTER MADE IN CHINA OR THE PHILIPPINES. / COPYRIGHT 2009 Game case: GOURMET MADE EASY / THE DS CHEF TALKS YOU THROUGH INTERNATIONAL RECIPES. / PERSONAL TRAINER / COOKING / [...] / MADE IN JAPAN / COPYRIGHT 2008 NINTENDO AC adapter: [...] / MADE IN PHILIPPINES Tag on fabric case: MADE IN CHINA Bottom of console: NINTENDO DS LITE / [...] / COPYRIGHT 2006 / MADE IN CHINA / (barcode) / UG54193993 7

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