The Nintendo DS Mario Kart DS Bundle Back has a barcode on the bottom side. The bundle back contains a portable video game device, the Nintendo DS, and the video game Mario Kart DS. This version is "for sale, rental and use only in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America". The entire box is in English. Above the barcode it says "NTR S V0003(USA)".

In addition to the barcode at the bottom identifying this product, there is a window at the back of the box, revealing a second barcode imprinted on the Nintendo DS itself and representing the serial number. Retailers normally scan both barcodes.

Package contents Edit

Plastic surrounds the Nintendo DS itself. On the back of the DS, adjacent to the serial barcode, is the model number "NTR-001" and a statement about FCC and Industry Canada rules.

Inside the box is plastic packaging containing several materials. This includes a power cable, a Nintendo DS Wrist Strap, and a Mario-Kart themed wrist strap, and a second spare stylus. The Mario Kart wrist strap is more decorative, while the DS strap is more useful for actual gameplay.

In English, French, and Spanish are the Nintendo DS Health and Safety Precautions Booklet, the Nintendo DS Instruction Booklet, the PictoChat Instruction Booklet, an advert for Nintendo Power magazine, and a Nintendo DS registration form. There is also a "Hot Decal Set", a sheet of Mario-Kart themed stickers.

The box also contains a folder containing the Mario Kart DS game. This folder contains the actual game cartridge, plus the Mario Kart DS Instruction Booklet, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Instruction Booklet, and another ad for Nintendo Power.

Who makes it? Where is it made? Edit

The copyrights and trademarks belong to "Nintendo" and the given address in "Nintendo of America Inc., P.O. Box 957, Redmond, WA 98073-0957 U.S.A." but the product is "made in China" with "software made in Japan".

This is actually common practice for Nintendo, which has its international headquarters in Japan. In the past, Nintendo made its hardware in Japan, but around the time of the Nintendo 64, it switched to assembling hardware in China. Thus most Nintendo gaming consoles and accessories are "made in China" while the game cartridges themselves continue to be made in Japan.