>August 19th Campaign

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

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>On August 19th, 2011 Xenoblade Chronicles, the first of our supported titles, will be released in Europe.

It seems fitting, then, that we are targeting a joint mail-in campaign for that date.  Yes, we are doing another letter writing event, this time in support of all 3 titles.

Details:
1.  Letters should be sent with the intent to arrive on August 19th
2.  the special item of this campaign will be the written promise to buy Final Fantasy (NES) on the Wii’s Virtual Console on the 19th to coincide with the arrival of your letter, and the actual purchase of said game on the 19th (not when you send the letter but on the arrival date) . We have to show Nintendo our intent to buy games… if you already have the game on your VC we propose 2 alternatives, you can gift the game to another, a friend or family member or such, or you can instead make a donation to the Child’s Play charity through the widget on this blog (the widget matters because it tallies the total of donations made through us)
3.  We request that on this day, you also e-mail, call, and facebook comment Nintendo your intent to buy Xenoblade, the Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower

here is our current template letter for this campaign

Dear Reggie, ( alt; To Mr. Fils-Aime, CEO, Fils-Aime,)

As a member of Operation Rainfall, and fan of your company Nintendo, I am writing this letter to express my interest in the Wii games “Xenoblade Chronicles” (also known as Xenoblade, and Monado), “The Last Story”, and “Pandora’s Tower.”

(option 1: In order to demonstrate my intent to buy these games, I, along with my fellow supporters of Operation Rainfall, will be purchasing “Final Fantasy” on the Wii’s “Virtual Console” on the intended delivery date of this letter, August 19th.) (option 2:  In order to demonstrate my intent to buy these games I, along with my fellow supporters of Operation Rainfall, had planned to purchase “Final Fantasy” on the Wii’s “Virtual Console” on the intended delivery date of this letter, August 19th. However, I already own the title, and so have decided to gift the game to another wii owner on that date.) (option 3:  In order to demonstrate my intent to buy these games I, along with my fellow supporters of Operation Rainfall, intended to purchase “Final Fantasy” on the Wii’s “Virtual Console” on the intended delivery date of this letter, August 19th.  However, I already own the title, and so have decided instead to make a $(insert amount) donation to the Child’s Play charity on that date instead)

I hope you will pay attention to the spike in sales of Final Fantasy on the VC on August 19th to see just how much we in Operation Rainfall love and support Nintendo.  Collectively, we have decided to target the date of August 19th in order to coincide with the release of “Xenoblade Chronicles” in Europe.  “Xenoblade Chronicles” will soon be releasing in every other major market region as well, except the largest, America.  This is a point of confusion for many, including myself,  especially considering that the vast majority of these types of games have sold significantly better in the American region than in other regions: often times selling better here than all other regions combined.   I hope that this letter can convey to you my intent to purchase “Xenoblade Chronicles”, “The Last Story”, and “Pandora’s Tower.” Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
(your name here)
(signed)

obviously you would chose only the colored text that reflects your intent, and we highly recommend personalizing the letter with your own wording, or even altogether disregarding the template, the tamplate only exists to help those lost for words

for shipping timing I will refer you again to this image I made for our last campaign

our current aim is for letters to arrive on Friday, the 19th… so if you live in Texas you might want to send on Monday or Tuesday, if you live in San Fransisco, it might be better to hold off until Wednesday

of course if the letter travels through air it could arrive much earlier, there is no exact way to predict the timing, just do your best

the address for your letters is

Reginald Fils-Aime (President and COO)
c/o Nintendo of America
4600 150th AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98052

you can e-mail Nintendo of America here
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp


you can call Nintendo of America here
1-800-633-3236



and you can leave comments on their facebook page here
http://www.facebook.com/Nintendo

Operation Rainfall is not a boycott, nor do we support boycotting.Operation Rainfall does not support piracy, hombrew or modding
while we respect your right to import, Operation Rainfall’s goal is to get an NTSC release for these titles
Operation Rainfall urges it’s followers/fans/peeps to be civil and polite in all dealings with Nintendo




  • Jessica L'Esper

    >very good Idea on the VC title

  • John Paul

    >Thank you for the information.People are calling this fake…well one things is for sure…I'm not giving up.

  • RadioactivePuppy

    >Hope to hear what title it is soon!

  • Ertain

    >So… It's the 11th. Which game are we getting?

  • Joshua

    >Awesome, I'm in Texas (houston) so I'll mail out my letter tomorrow. I don't even have a wii right now because I grew tired of it collecting dust and my nephew didn't have a video game system at all so I gave it to him. I'm going to donate through the widget on the 19th instead. So actually if we pull through I'll be buying a new wii as well.

  • link

    >I really want to help, but I'm on a very tight budget. Do you still want me to mail a revised letter?

  • Jon Turner

    >Sadly, I already own that VC title. 🙁 Pretty good game though.