Wireless DS game downloads coming

DS WiiHopefully, we’ll be seeing wireless game downloads for the DS via the Wii in the not too distant future, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Speaking to the New York Times, Reggie said that the future of the DS would be more tightly connected with its big brother, the Wii.  

Downloading DS games would first be done by the Wii and then transferred wirelessly to the DS, which has onboard wireless capability.

Fils-Aime isn’t sitting on his laurels and wants to continue to expand the DS Empire. He said, "To aggressively drive DS business we need to provide other forms of entertainment to excite the consumer."

Well known business analyst, Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Morgan isn’t so positive of the DS’s success and still thinks it’s just a kid’s toy. "The DS is still a kid’s device. There is a lot of mature content available for the PSP that is not available for the DS. Sony’s PSP is doing great. The DS is just doing better."

It’s a little hard to believe Pachter’s view as the DS has solidly proven itself to go beyond being a "kid’s device" to a gaming console enjoyed by casual (older) gamers.

In this case, we’d have to say Pachter is definitely missing the mark on this. Since the DS was unveiled in 2004, over 53 million units have been sold worldwide as compared to Sony’s PSP with sales of just over 25 million.


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