The uDraw thing is somewhat of a surprise hit, so expect lots of competition. For those of you who don't have a tablet, or are crazy enough to go out to the mall today in search of one as a gift, THQ says it's "working with retailers to ensure stock is on hand to meet demand during the busiest shopping season of the year."
THQ LAUNCHES MONTH-LONG ART CONTEST
TO CELEBRATE SEASON'S HOTTEST VIDEO GAME GIFT
At WorldofuDraw.com, Artists Can Share Their Works
and Enter to Win Incredible Prizes
Agoura Hills, Calif. - December 17, 2010 -It's been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra and CNN, and has been so popular some online retailers sold out of their initial supplies - now THQ (NASDAQ: THQI) is inviting fans of the uDraw GameTablet™to take part in its first ever online contest at http://www.WorldofuDraw.com/contests.
Starting today, THQ is hosting a month-long contest in which uDraw GameTablet users can submit winter-themed artwork they created on the popular device - with a grand prize pack of favorite THQ video games for Wii™ worth $500 ... plus, the chance to have their art used as the primary background on WorldofuDraw.com.
The "Winter Wonderland" contest is open to members of the free-to-join Club uDraw at WorldofuDraw.com. Club uDraw is a fun way for uDraw™ lovers to stay connected to a growing community of digital artists, to find exclusive videos and to get first-hand information about the latest games for the uDraw GameTablet.
Since its introduction on Nov. 14, the uDraw GameTablet has become one of the most sought-after holiday gifts: Some online retailers like ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com reported selling out of initial shipments. THQ is working with retailers to ensure stock is on hand to meet demand during the busiest shopping season of the year.
"The response from consumers and the media to uDraw has been fantastic," said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of THQ's Kids, Family and Casual Games and Global Online Services. "We're exploring exciting ways to engage with uDraw fans, and building an online community for them to showcase their art and share their enthusiasm."
The uDraw GameTablet was part of Ellen's "12 Days of Giveaways" on Dec. 10, and was showcased in the syndicated entertainment-news show Extra on Dec. 8. CNN called the uDraw GameTablet "phenomenal" and "so creative," while The New York Daily News said it "does a masterful job" at letting users tap into their inner artist through their video game consoles. Wired.com wrote, "While there are many Wii accessories out there, none are so fundamentally transformative as THQ's uDraw tablet."
Since debuting, the uDraw GameTablet - which has a suggested retail price of $69.99, including the uDraw Studio™ game - has consistently been among the top 10 videogame titles offered at Amazon.com.
Now, uDraw artists can potentially win a prize package worth approximately $500 of Wii™ games - and have their art featured on the homepage of WorldofuDraw.com. For details on how to enter the uDraw art contest, visit www.WorldofuDraw.com, then register to become a member of Club uDraw. Contest entry is as simple as submitting an image of uDraw-created artwork (in the PNG file format) for consideration. Full details can be found online.