So, an 11 year-old schoolgirl wrote a letter to Nintendo and got a free DS for her class. Before you try it, though, you should know Nintendo will chase up your claim.

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"Nintendo always calls the school, hospital, retirement home, or whatever it may be to ensure the letter is legitimate," Nintendo Australia's PR rep Heather Murphy told News. "In this particular case, Nintendo called the school and spoke to the school principal."

After speaking with the principal, Nintendo decided to send a DS and a single game "suitable for children to play". As for how often this takes place, Murphy says "Nintendo does not routinely give away products in response to letters. From time to time, we may donate product to schools, hospitals or retirement villages".

Thing is, when this normally happens, it doesn't make internet news, inspiring millions of people to think about doing the same thing. Because of that, Murphy issued the following plea: "So therefore we hope we do not receive an influx as we simply would not be able to respond."

Nintendo sends DS to school after girl's letter [News]