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Nintendo News | Official DS Download Service Unveiled

AM3, the company behind the GBA Movie Player, has signed an agreement with Nintendo, in conjunction with Dai Nippon, to bring a similar product to the Nintendo DS, along with a download service called 'DSvision'.

The product package itself will go on sale in Japan this coming January and includes a 512MB microSD card, the DS cartridge holder that fits into any DS as normal, plus a high-speed USB adaptor to attach to your PC when transferring files all for around

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Haven for pirates? That won't help, it's so easy to pirate stuff on the DS it isn't even funny.

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It sounds great, for only

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Well, didn't the GBA Movie Player get at least released in the US and that was via Majesco, right? I'm sure AM3 will be keen to license this out to publishers abroad as well at some point...perhaps even directly through Nintendo.

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Hmm, sounds good I guess.Smilie


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GBA movie player only played like a few episodes of Pok

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But that was because it had such a low capacity and basically came across as something rather cheaply made. This time it appears AM3 is taking things much more seriously, thus the joint venture with Dai Nippon and the big Japanese conference that took place a few hours ago...(yes, this is breaking news, by the way!).

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Thanks to the magic of Wi-Fi and USB this could actually take off.

Add me on anything. I'm always looking for new friends/opponents/town visitors/chances to appear more popular than I actually am.
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Let's hope it doesn't take TOO long before Wi-Fi downloads straight to this device are enabled then...

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I remember one thing that helped make PlayStation hardware so popular was the ammount pirate software, I hope Nintendo isnt thinking 'if we cant beat 'em, join 'em', as it didnt help DreamCasts cause.

Other than that Im hoping to see additional dungeons and story for existing Zelda games.

( Edited on 29.11.2007 16:49 by Ski )

Sounds nice. But will it only play officially bought stuff?

I love my GBAMP, and I already use for for homebrew. (and yes, I mean freaking homebrew, I havnt pirated a single game).

Comic Books work *really* well on the DS, the existing ComicBookDS program is a treat, especialy combined with;
moonbooks.net
Which lists legaly free comic books and movies in ds playable formats.

I see big opertunitys for AM3 if they can get the content for it.

Id particularly love it if they could do a deal with Marvals new online service.
Reading She Hulk on the DS would just rock.
(err...seriously...the new She Hulk is a fantasic comic...no..really....)

( Edited on 29.11.2007 17:19 by Darkflame )

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lol 512mb

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

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lol 512mb

Yeh, not a great start.

Now on twitter, predicting celebrity death headlines! @thedaytheydie

color me intrigued

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Well, that's only the starter pack offered during the trial run in January. AM3's considering offering it for free eventually, to those who subscribe to the download service on the website. And hey, there's nothing to stop you using your own memory cards. In the Press Conference they specifically talk about people using 2GB cards, so it seems it's not out of the question.

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So unlimited games for a subscription fee?
Sounds good to me SmilieSmilieSmilieSmilie

...but its probably going to be pay one by one...but hopefully downloads will be cheaper than cartridges as they don't have to have any factories to make the games.

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