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Wii Launch NYC: Link and Mario Hit the Streets

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Despite the cold weather, Nintendo fans lined up outside the Nintendo Store in Rockefeller Plaza Saturday night in hopes of getting their hands on a Nintendo Wii. The party wasn't as big as the official launch in Times Square (and nowhere near as big as Sony's event), but die-hard Nintendo fans like Anthony (shown above dressed as Link) camped outside the store in hopes of snagging one of the first consoles to hit the States.

Hit the jump for a look at other Nintendo characters waiting in line.

Pat (far right) secured the number one spot by arriving at the store Thursday night. He, Mario, and friends assured me they wouldn't sell their Wiis on eBay.