Nintendo DS and Wi-Fi

4 Color Rebellion links to a pamphlet spelling out Nintendo’s plans for DS wi-fi access. While I’m still getting used to my DS (more thoughts on that later), wi-fi is definitely one of the reasons I picked up a DS. The little pamphlet has some interesting little nuggets of information (including a nod to Microsoft’s success with Xbox Live) but this is what intrigued me the most:

Perhaps a more interesting statistic is that by the end of 2006, 90 per cent of all DS owners will be accessing wi-fi gameplay.

Wow. 90% is rather ambitious. I’ll definitely be part of that 90%.

More information at Eurogamer.


  1. Well, look at it this way–if it’s free, with the proliferation of public wifi at coffeeshops and other meeting places, why not 90%?

  2. Yeah, I agree with ya there, anyone can find a hot spot or already has a wifi network setup at home, so this has the potential to be very successful. One of the problems I had with getting on Xbox Live was my TV was too far from my router. Wireless solves that problem.

    Bring on the games!

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