Mazda Dockable Entertainment System Utilizes 7-Year-Old Gameboy

Mazda is very proud to announce its Dockable Entertainment System that will be optional in the 2008 Mazda CX-9. Any kind of an entertainment system with a dock is awesome, except in this case when the docking gadget is the Gameboy Advance. Yes, the Gameboy Advance—technically four generations old—is now supported by the 2008 Mazda CX-9. The press release is quick to call it the "world's most popular video game platform," which may be a bit of a fabrication. Regardless, the idea of being able to dock a portable gaming system in an in-car entertainment system is a great. But it's a shame that Mazda dropped the ball and didn't look into which Gameboy is the current standard. Either that, or Mazda's PR team needs to get some facts straight. The Dockable Entertainment System with Game Boy Advance is available in the Moonroof and Bose packages in the CX-9 for $1,400. Click through to see the full release for yourself.


IRVINE, Calif. - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced a new accessory available for the multiple-award-winning 2008 Mazda CX-9. Providing hours of entertainment for those long hauls, the Dockable Entertainment System with Game Boy® Advance (DES) is now available, and allows customers with moonroof-equipped vehicles to enjoy a Genuine Mazda Accessory rear seat DVD system.

With the ability to play games, movies, music and more in the CX-9, the Dockable Entertainment System with Game Boy® Advance (DES) provides endless enjoyment, truly enhancing the travel experience of the passengers and driver alike. The system combines the versatility of a premium in-vehicle player, a portable DVD player, 10.2-inch display and the world's most popular video game platform. The complete Mazda accessory kit contains a dockable DVD player, roof-mounted docking station, two wireless headphones, a wireless game controller, AC charger and a carry bag. A factory-installed, roof-mounted Rear Seat Entertainment System option with Bose 5.1 surround sound, 115V power outlet and audio/video input is available for customers choosing vehicles not equipped with a moonroof.

Coming off the heels of winning the 2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year and the coveted North American Truck of the Year award, Mazda offers another way to make the CX-9 even more enjoyable. The Mazda CX-9 deftly blends Mazda's signature sporty driving spirit with seven passenger sport-utility vehicle (SUV) practicality. A clean break from traditional SUVs, the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV has won high marks for its dynamic styling, powerful and dynamic driving performance and a spacious interior more commonly found in premium vehicles. With the addition of the Dockable Entertainment System with Game Boy® Advance (DES), Mazda provides more options for its customers to further improve the driving experience.

The Dockable Entertainment System with Game Boy® Advance (DES) is available on all 2008 CX-9s equipped with the Moonroof and Bose® Audio Package. With a suggested retail price of $1,400, the system is just another way that Mazda is providing CX-9 customers with more of the options they want.


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