When the DS was first unveiled, much was made of how its wireless networking capabilities would allow for the downloading of games. However, Nintendo hasn't made much of it since, offering no sort of service for downloading of content of any kind. [br][br][br]That is, until now. According to a page on its official Japanese-language Web site, Nintendo today began a nation-wide test of its forthcoming game service. A rough translation of the site says DS owners will be able to wirelessly download demos and bonus content from special kiosks at selected stores across the island nation.While the site has basic information about how the system works, including helpful pictograms (pictured), the [br][br]According to the site, demos will remain on DS units "until power is turned off." The one exception is some additional music for Jam with the Band (called "Daigasso! Band Brothers" in Japan). "After turning off power, the [Jam with the Band] data remains," read the instructions on the site. [br][br]Nintendo will continue the DS download test until March 21. No date for the final launch of the download service was posted for the Web site.
Pretty cool, but i wish that ninty included some sort of hardware data storage in the DS, or at least an expansion port to add on some memory, to save this sort of stuff.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)