NINTENDO IS READYING POKEMON INVASION OF U.S.

ATLANTA -- A video game that is a television show with lots of licensed products and marketing muscle. That is the Pokemon phenomenon that Nintendo of America, Redmond, Wash., plans to unleash on the United States in September.Nintendo previewed Pokemon during the Electronic Entertainment Expo here last month. Some of the components of the massive marketing program include a Game Boy video game, a

ATLANTA -- A video game that is a television show with lots of licensed products and marketing muscle. That is the Pokemon phenomenon that Nintendo of America, Redmond, Wash., plans to unleash on the United States in September.

Nintendo previewed Pokemon during the Electronic Entertainment Expo here last month. Some of the components of the massive marketing program include a Game Boy video game, a handheld "virtual companion" called Pokemon Pikachu, an animated children's television

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