Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Nintendo to Offer DS Game Downloads Using Wii

Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime tells the New York Times that "complete" game downloads for DS will be made possible on Wii.

"Mr. Fils-Amie said that future DS device will be more tightly integrated with its Wii console," reports the New York Times.

"Complete games as well as [demos] will be able to be downloaded into the Wii using its broadband connection, and then transferred wirelessly to the DS," the paper adds.

According to the report, new puzzles for the upcoming Professor Layton puzzle game on DS can be wirelessly downloaded to DS using Wii as a conduit.

In addition to demos and game downloads, Nintendo has future plans for additional functionality, like Japan's Everybody's Nintendo Channel and the upcoming MLB on DS cooperative.

"To aggressively drive DS business we need to provide other forms of entertainment to excite the consumer," said Fils-Amie.

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