11-Year-Old Girl Writes A Letter To Nintendo [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Tech

Nintendo proceeds to deliver with awesomeness.
There are 166 comments:
Female 22
Really? She degrades 11-year-olds with those writing skills.
0
Reply
Male 13
She`s in 6th grade and writes like a 3 yr. old. I have to admit it is pretty cool that she got the DS. But i agree with the teacher for giving her a "C".
0
Reply
Male 1,045
and the drating teacher only gave her a c?
0
Reply
Male 19
@salokinx

XD lol learn to write like a child, dont spoil the moment, the young lady got a DS for free from nintendo... can u imagine how happy she was? if it happened every day itd jus be nothin....
0
Reply
Male 51
I guess I`ll try to have a baby now and teach him how to write right away so that I, too, can get free stuff. I`ll make my child send a letter or two every day to a different company and see what I can gather...

Or I could just learn how to write like a child... Better yet! A Down Syndrome child! YES! Better still! A poor down syndrome child with leukemia who has no money to pay for school and whose parent`s are addicted to heroin and beat me everyday!

Oh, I`m going to make a fortune!
0
Reply
Male 51
Dear Bank United,

My name is SalokinX and I am in desperate need of money. I spent all my money on heroin and cocaine, because they are really fun, and I busted my Credit Cards. I also have a pending loan of 50 thousand dollars, which I used to pay for college, which will probably result in my Dad loosing his house. And let`s not forget the 10 thousand dollars I own to the local loan shark, which has promised to make my life miserable.

I send you this letter in hopes of getting not a loan, but simply "credit" (let`s call it that) of a few thousand dollars (it would be great if you could squeeze the word `hundred` before the thousand, eh?) to pay my debts and buy more cocaine and heroin.

Thank you for taking time to read my letter and I really appreciate it if you replied or send me my biggest request. I hope you have a nice day.

SalokinX
0
Reply
Male 724
Haha, that`s awesome!
0
Reply
Female 76
I almost cried.
0
Reply
Male 59
Stupid teacher is stupid, and does not know how to write a letter.
0
Reply
Male 25,416
nintedo still have it!
0
Reply
Female 635
plablah

we`re not spoiled, we`re just loved

:P
0
Reply
Female 151
I know people have already said it, but I gotta say it again. That teacher`s corrections were retarded. As for the 11 year old, spoiled much? Wii not good enough for you? I got an N64 when I was 11, it got discontinued the same year. Wish I had thought of this.
0
Reply
Female 11
That`s drating awesome
0
Reply
Male 5,194
I`m writing a letter to Ferrari.
0
Reply
Male 6,693
I need to get out the ole pad and pencil and knock the dust off.
0
Reply
Male 487
"Oh shut up k3vin. It`s an 11 year old girl who has the IQ of a squirrel (as conferred by her poorly written/worded letter). Let her have her gameboys so she can rot what`s left of her undersized brain and become a hooker that you will probably pay for in a year to make up for your lack of a sex life."

because i pointed out the obvious failures of nintendo, the teacher, and the kid, i don`t have a sex life? If you where my daughter i`d beat you for sounding so stupid.
0
Reply
Female 118
stupid kids... they always get free stuff
0
Reply
Male 180
now that is awesome of them to do that
0
Reply
Female 160
"@isseepy. maybe because shes in 6th grade and she wouldn`t fully understand why her mistakes were grammatically incorrect. So the teacher may have decided to skip on the grammar and focus on the content."

A sixth grader should be able to spell better than that, and most certainly should be able to comprehend the existance of grammatical mistakes. "Writting"? Give me a break.
0
Reply
Female 330
I`m going to go write a letter now.
0
Reply
Male 1,590
"Why did the proofreader add irrelavant stuff like her age, but didn`t correct all her spelling and grammatical mistakes? That`s really poor editing."

Exactly. Grade the letter, make the corrections,
then have the kid re-write the corrected letter before sending it.
0
Reply
Female 59
boo!!!!!!!!!
my mummy won`t buy me a DS either!!!
0
Reply
Male 1,059
Wow, that`s so cool. :-)
0
Reply
Male 599
I`m pretty sure that the DS wasnt for her class, but thats a great idea
0
Reply
Male 2,748
wow... nice, lucky person or people
0
Reply
Male 7
@isseepy. maybe because shes in 6th grade and she wouldn`t fully understand why her mistakes were grammatically incorrect. So the teacher may have decided to skip on the grammar and focus on the content.
0
Reply
Male 149
*facepalm* that means I could just right petty letters to nintendo, ask for like $1,000,000`s worth of DSs and sell them on ebay! lol jk
0
Reply
Male 2,893
Hell, I`d send them my DS.
0
Reply
Male 29
oohhh stud road...
0
Reply
Female 160
Why did the proofreader add irrelavant stuff like her age, but didn`t correct all her spelling and grammatical mistakes? That`s really poor editing.
0
Reply
Male 1,357
NintendoLADs!
0
Reply
Female 1,435
aww thats nice. damn i wish we did this in my school when i was 11. but no
0
Reply
Male 306
The problem is that now all the scum is going to try this.
0
Reply
Male 238
Wow that little girl is pro at dis
0
Reply
Male 302
I`m going to get me a DS!
0
Reply
Female 122
Almost everyone in my (5th grade, at the time) class, did this as well. We could request something, as a question, leave a comment, whatever. I remember sending a letter to Bandai just telling them how much my friends and I enjoyed playing with our Tamagotchis. They sent me a box containing 3.
0
Reply
Male 30
that was very kind of nintendo that was, or the little girl knew exactly what she was doing
0
Reply
Male 1,590
The "Thank You" letter:

Dear Sylveine,

Thank you for the DS, but I really wanted a DS XL.

Signed,

spoiled brat

P.S.: All 30 of my classmates want one, too.
0
Reply
Male 1,958
/me gets nintendo`s address
0
Reply
Male 2,690
Very impressive!
0
Reply
Female 387
Hmmmm.....this gives me an idea. ;)
0
Reply
Male 16
http://www.news.com.au/technology/ nintendo-sends-ds-to-school- after-girls-letter/ story-e6frfro0-1225870993284

I had to put spaces in the link so if you are going to copy and paste make sure to remove the spaces.
0
Reply
Female 4,039
I wonder if that would work with my bank.
0
Reply
Male 605
shyt that is all you have to do to get a DS????
0
Reply
Male 349
I managed to get Microsoft to give me some MS points and XboxLive subscription, all I had to do was tell them how dissapointed my imaginary leukemic son was when the Xbox broke down in the height of summer.
0
Reply
Female 635
o3o

so i could`ve gotten one for free instead of telling my parents that wanted a dsi?

bleh!!
0
Reply
Male 349
I managed to get Microsoft to give me some MS points and XboxLive subscription, all I had to do was tell them how dissapointed my imaginary leukemic son was when the Xbox broke down in the height of summer.
0
Reply
Male 124
Dear Ferrari,

I love your cars very much. I think they`re neat. In preparation for my mid-life crisis, I`m writing your company to ask a favour - can I have a Ferrari? I promise to be good and drive safely.

Thank you.
0
Reply
Female 420
Spoilt kid. I want i want I want.
0
Reply
Female 2,509
My munchin had a similar assignment. She wrote to Crayola a ended up with a bunch of their products without even asking for any. Nice PR.
0
Reply
Male 40,246
gimmie gimmie gimmie

the envelope says Australia but the entitled attitude says U.S.
0
Reply
Male 263
I read the letter and thought, "oh that`s cool...", then I scrolled down and *SAID*, "WOAH WTF!?"
0
Reply
Male 339
It would have been even more awesome if they had sent back a letter saying that a Wii costs more than a DS and she should be thanking her parents instead of being a whiny little brat about it.
0
Reply
Female 262
AAAAHHHH SWEEEEEET.....O, but wait a minute....They have a frickin Wii at home, and she wants a DS.
Well damn, give me the wii then!
0
Reply
Female 351
Aw that was so nice of them!

I wonder how many more letters they will get with kids...or adults pretending to be kids asking for stuff!
0
Reply
Male 2,551
xxPinkxx - Actually, most (if not all) video game companies sell their consoles at a loss. They make a profit however in the games themselves (or so I have been told - correct me if I`m wrong though). It was still pretty decent of them.
0
Reply
Female 3,726
I`m disappointed that I have a Wii and not a DS. WOW! Perhaps, she can spend a little less time on the gaming consoles and a little more time on her English homework...

But that`s just my opinion....
0
Reply
Male 200
Dude awesome, well done Nintendo.
0
Reply
Male 1,678
Bet she`s raging now that she didn`t write a letter to a company asking for something decent.
0
Reply
Female 708
Oh shut up k3vin. It`s an 11 year old girl who has the IQ of a squirrel (as conferred by her poorly written/worded letter). Let her have her gameboys so she can rot what`s left of her undersized brain and become a hooker that you will probably pay for in a year to make up for your lack of a sex life.
0
Reply
Male 487
I`m having a hard time understanding this... While most of you are saying `good on Nintendo` there`s a slight problem here.

The biggest being that the parents told the girl she could not have a DS which is clearly stated in the letter. So nintendo just giving her one for nothing is undermining the parents wishes and at the same time the girl is learning if you appear pathetic enough people will give you nice things.

Second is that this was part of a school assignment where kids are supposed to learn how to write to companies. This girl writes a letter and at the same time is soliciting nintendo for freebies. The teacher didn`t even correct most of the problems with that letter, so why did it even get sent?

Good for the girl for working the system to her advantage, but she`s clearly being taught the wrong message.
0
Reply
Male 230
I`m pretty sure that was comparable to my 6 year old writing prowess, not my 11 year old...the hell kinda retarded girl is this?!
0
Reply
Female 444
:) Good going girl!
0
Reply
Male 2,220
Mikeado - dont forget to do the dead hand thing for added effect.
0
Reply
Male 695
Mikeado: it was the movie Up! and she died shortly after. I tip my hat to Pixar.
0
Reply
Female 95
think its really nice of Nintendo to do that!

@Boston Kaiser - you and me both!
0
Reply
Male 208
mikeado!!! first of all. you sir are funny. second of all that movie was UP. third of all lmao
0
Reply
Male 699
0.0

wtf just happened here
0
Reply
Male 2,159
WOW! They actually did it! This reminds me of when a girl dying of cancer got an advance copy of a DVD from Pixar to watch in hospital. I can`t remember which film it was though...

Anyway, time to write to Nissan for a GT-R. I`ll use my left (non-writing) hand for effect.
0
Reply
Male 1,218
Dear BMW . . .
0
Reply
Female 150
I`m SO writing several places, pretending to be a semi-retarted 6th grade girl... Rock on Nintendo...
0
Reply
Male 2,552
>mrbenn
Good point.

But I thought that was really thoughtfull, nevertheless. For that letter to actually go through the levels of beauraucracy so many companies of that size have and then to have the request granted... Wow.
Yes, business is business. I just love it when the business-side of things can be compassionate too.
0
Reply
Male 141
Funny how the teacher didn`t correct the misspellings, only the sentences
0
Reply
Male 58
Props to Nintendo for giving props to literacy.

On the other hand, business is business. That`s 25 kids who`ll never touch an Xbox now.
0
Reply
Male 407
d`aaaawwww
0
Reply
Male 4,867
"i hope you and your classmates enjoy the DS"

i bet Helen didnt share
0
Reply
Male 22
" wonder how many IABers are currently writing misspelled letters to companies in kid`s handwriting. "

Count me in :D

Good job on nintendo`s part. that made my day.
0
Reply
Male 1,002
I wonder how many IABers are currently writing misspelled letters to companies in kid`s handwriting.
0
Reply
Female 3,828
Yay Nintendo!

Im sure they only actually cost the company like 10 bucks a piece to make in materials, anyway, since they produce them by the millions.
0
Reply
Female 1,071
I once wrote 100 companies asking for freebies. I got some coupons and a keychain. woot.
0
Reply
Male 107
Oh man.. I remember I remember my only letter to Nintendo Power EVER got through. I was so embarrassed because I was basically criticizing some of their choices on their yearly awards.

I regretted it THE INSTANT I sent the letter, and I swear my heart almost stopped when I saw that my letter was put in the next issue.
0
Reply
Female 15,763
Maybe it`s because they know she`ll never grow up to be a writer, so they`re getting her hooked on games from an early start.
0
Reply
Male 8,300
> bananajojo
> let`s see steve jobs give some kid an i-pad

You DO realize that both Microsoft and Apple have fairly active charity divisions which do exactly that? A girl at the school I taught at got cancer, I wrote to Apple and they sent her not just a top-of-the-line computer (better than mine at the time dadnurbit!) but about 20K worth of peripherals and software too. Big companies do stuff like that all the time.
0
Reply
Male 9,305
I used to write to Nintendo Power too, I never had an envelope art submission make it, or a letter printed, but I always enjoyed the replies.
0
Reply
Male 203
THAT`S AWESOME.

Now I need to pose as a 3rd grader and send a letter to Wacom for an Intuos4...
0
Reply
Male 55
wait wait, why`d she only get a C if she successfully got Nintendo to send her a DS? Doesn`t that merit an A?
0
Reply
Male 1,370
Hmmm...Maybe I can write a letter to microsoft saying I am a 4th grader to get an elite console...
0
Reply
Female 1,401
<3 nitendo rocks. let`s see steve jobs give some kid an i-pad
0
Reply
Male 2,591
haha reminds me when i used to write letters to the nintendo power magazine as a kid.. they never sent me a damn thing but they did reply and were nice people
0
Reply
Male 1,078
My friend wrote a letter to Source and they sent him CSS.
It was pretty awesome.
0
Reply
Male 422
That kids hand writing is so much better than mine :(
0
Reply
Male 103
What a retarded 6th grader.
0
Reply
Female 74
Nintendo I love youuuu
0
Reply
Female 1,199
Nintendo is awesome. XD

I would love to get a wii, but I do have a DS at least. :] Hope they have fun with theirs!
0
Reply
Male 15,510
They give her a DS?
0
Reply
Male 207
Now let`s not be a troll riotDX. We all know Nintendo has grown less favorable for tried and true gamers, but Nintendo still makes some legit games even if they are just catered to kids.
0
Reply
Male 2,049
At first I thought they corrected her grammar and sent the letter back to her.
0
Reply
Female 1,963
Aww, that`s very sweet.
0
Reply
Male 7,933
Nintendo Marketing has just hit a big one
0
Reply
Male 214
@ZNaught how she wrote the lower case b in cursive was odd, and sort of interesting. and i change my mind about the A/B+. i think she should get a C+/B- because of her grammatical and spelling errors but extra credit for having a successful letter
0
Reply
Male 741
Oh for gods sake dont ruin the awww peeps. I enjoyed it :) By the way there ARE some decent DS games and if i was mailed an Xbox360 Id be probably one week till it got the red ring of death :p Might as well get a Wii or a PS3
0
Reply
Male 599
Hah, Nintendo deliver? please. The games on the DS suck, they would have been doing her a favor if they sent her an xbox 360 instead, there`s actually some decent games there
0
Reply
Male 554
this should be the -awww of the day-
0
Reply
Male 351
@SuperSmash: Thank god I am not the only one. That was the worst written letter that a 6th grader could write. Anyone else notice how she couldn`t write a b in the correct form? She wrote it in cursive EVERY DAMN TIME.
0
Reply
Male 214
Sadly enough, she is more literate than 75% of my highschool and she has very good hand writing for somebody her age. She deserves at least an A (okay, maybe a B+) for being successful.
0
Reply
Male 3,755
"Beware Geeks bearing gifts. Did they include a voucher for 10 free games at over $50 each? No. Gotcha."

Lion, you are right, as usual. They`d give those things away if they weren`t a status symbol and people weren`t willing to spend hundreds of dollars on them. They make all the money through games and accessories. That goes for all video game consoles.
0
Reply
Male 3,755
They probably sent her one because they assumed she had to be mentally challenged to write that terribly in the 6th grade.
0
Reply
Male 1,083
sounds like nintendo sent the whole class a DS. brb, i`m gonna go write a letter to sony using my left hand.
0
Reply
Female 1,324
If they say they hope they will enjoy the DS, it implies that they sent it since the class didn`t have one to begin with. But that`s cool >< I would`ve revised and given the girl a triple A+ for succeeding.
0
Reply
Female 467
nintendo gave the d.s. to the class :/
it was probly a school for retarded children god forgive me
0
Reply
Female 132
Aww. That`s so nice....but did she get a "C" on her letter :( ?
0
Reply
Male 498
@adam432823

it also says "with compliments". that means they sent her something other than that letter. one could only assume they sent her the DS, because that is the only thing mentioned in the return letter.
0
Reply
Female 3,574
yay Nintendo!
0
Reply
Male 212
The editor isn`t very good.
0
Reply
Male 262
It just says that they hope they enjoy playing the DS. Doesn`t really mean they actually sent them one.
0
Reply
Female 1,148
@LazyMe484

That`s cuz you don`t have a ds!
0
Reply
Male 8,300
Beware Geeks bearing gifts. Did they include a voucher for 10 free games at over $50 each? No. Gotcha.
0
Reply
Male 158
if this is real the, the letter feels rigged by a person more educated than a 6th grader
0
Reply
Female 317
@tvremote: I presume you don`t often see what a six year handwriting looks like, or you would be able to make a more accurate comparison.
0
Reply
Male 10,440
I`m not impressed. I`m still bored.
0
Reply
2,887
just putting this out there...i am not above copying her idea...ill let you know how it works!
0
Reply
Male 1,091
Well that was easy, I`m also sending a letter.
0
Reply
Male 1,351
All right Nintendo, you still got some of the magic. Also, the problem with a bunch my fellow IABers trying to imitate this little trick is that whoever responded can probably spot a little girl earnestly writing about why she wants a DS, and a 20 year-old writing with their left hand about how much they want a DS too...
0
Reply
Male 10,855
WIN!
0
Reply
Male 1,629
ya they didnt read the letter someone just skimmed and saw ds and mentioned it in the reply letter.
0
Reply
Female 1,604
doesn`t actually say she got a DS, I have seen letters that companies just skim instead of actually reading and he might of just assumed she already had a ds and was playing it..
0
Reply
Female 231
They actually sent a DS? How amazing! Nintendo is so wonderful and have deserved my purchase of a Wii and a Wii fit rather soon.
0
Reply
Male 126
As much as I agree with T.V. remote, Nintendo just gained 11 points of coolness.
0
Reply
Male 721
Holy sh*t man. Who would be `impressed` with that letter?
0
Reply
Male 83
Lol, in the bottom left the address is "Stud Road" That`d be awesome!
0
Reply
Male 1,596
need to start practising writing with my left hand
0
Reply
Female 248
awwww
0
Reply
Male 17,511
She may have got a `C` on her paper, But Ninetendo gave her a DS (That`s as good as an A+, As I see it.) :-)
0
Reply
Male 41,114
LMAO BigPappa! Great minds think alike, eh?
They merged with Molson a while back, eh??
0
Reply
Male 41,114
"Dear Molson-Coors: I begged my parents to buy me a two-four for my b-day..."
(that`s a box of 24 beers for you non-Canadians)
Lolz!
0
Reply
Male 163
anybody got the address to Coors Beer Co.?
0
Reply
Male 153
wow i kind of respect Nintendo a little bit more now.
0
Reply
Male 1,598
Nintendo is awesome ^.^
0
Reply
Female 1,006
She should get an A for getting a Free DS! And the teacher`s corrections are pretty lame. >.>
0
Reply
Female 60
Awwwwe! This is great!
0
Reply
Male 447
Wow she`s 11? Looks like a 6 year old wrote that.
0
Reply
Male 19
mmhm, how many of those class mates are going to want a DS of their own after playing on the one that was sent to the school?
0
Reply
Male 2,703
"Oh you THINK that Nintendo is being classy, but look at the end of the letter there, "You AND YOUR CLASSMATES" (DRAMATIC NOISE) this means she has to SHARE >:(!! DAMMIT NINTENDO, CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR ONE TOO MANY TIMES."

or they gave enough for all the classmates (she did mention how many there were)
0
Reply
Female 8,043
wow thats all it takes to get free junk?.....okay i am now writing to ferrari and placing my big request, that is a request that is big, cause its my biggest request for a car.
add to letter list:
the bank
plastic surgeon
real estate company
ohhh! and a pony farm!
0
Reply
Male 383
Wow... That is awesome..
0
Reply
Male 2,703
wow, she got a DS out of that AND a C?

the teacher needs to correct her on how she writes b`s and p`s.
0
Reply
Male 3,842
Thumbs up to Nintendo!
0
Reply
Male 225
HELL YES HELEN
0
Reply
Male 1,232
Where`s my crayons? I`m writing up a letter to Nintendo.
0
Reply
Female 77
Oh no she has to share
0
Reply
Male 144
Holy crap that is full of aww and awesome and win.
0
Reply
Female 290
And she only got a C. For shame.
0
Reply
Male 3,343
I wrote to Nissan when I was about 12 for German class. They didn`t send me a car. :(
0
Reply
Male 322
Nice..too cool!!
0
Reply
Male 496
That is amazing!
0
Reply
Male 200
Does that mean Nintendo sent her and her class a DS?
0
Reply
Male 214
i`m doin it
0
Reply
Male 229
Oh you THINK that Nintendo is being classy, but look at the end of the letter there, "You AND YOUR CLASSMATES" (DRAMATIC NOISE) this means she has to SHARE >:(!! DAMMIT NINTENDO, CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR ONE TOO MANY TIMES.
0
Reply
Male 633
very classy nintendo. very classy indeed :)
0
Reply
Male 339
AWWW go nintendo... i now love you guys!! :D so nice :D haha
0
Reply
Female 47
Time I started writing a letter, I think.
0
Reply
Male 11,739
That is total win. Good job Nintendo!
0
Reply
Male 418
That is so awesome. I wish I had thought of that when I had to write a stupid letter to a company.
0
Reply
Male 130
thats so sweet!
0
Reply
Male 41,114
Of course this will produce a tsunami of letters begging for freebies...
hummm
I think I`ll go write one now!
0
Reply
Male 21,006
Link: 11-Year-Old Girl Writes A Letter To Nintendo [Pic] [Rate Link] - Nintendo proceeds to deliver with awesomeness.
0
Reply