Friday, February 25, 2005 7:14 PM

The DS and the two kinds of save.

Tomorrow in Japan Nintendo starts a nationwide test of its Nintendo DS "download service." (Read: demos) via kiosks in certain stores. DS users will be able to download game demos and additional content. The game demos will remain on the DS until it is turned off... BUT...

...the additional saved content such as original scores in the game Band Brothers will remain saved on the memory card for play any time. Stellar. A classy move on Nintendo's part and hopefully an indicator of the (rumored) online service to announced (rumored) in as little as 4 days.

[Via Joystiq]




At 7:43 PM, Leif902 said...

Ah... Just think, soon this product will hit the USA and we will be able to create software that hooks up to a web site and downloads our own homebrew mini-games... I'm new to all this but I can make some basic stuff (for GBA that is... though not anything worth while)

At 1:04 AM, Anonymous said...

Umm...what memory card? Is Nintendo releasing some sort of official flash cart, like the old FDS blanks? I didn't think the DS has any significant long-term storage capacity, aside from the SRAM [it is SRAM, no?] used for sleep functions...

At 1:23 PM, Silent K said...

The DS has crazy untapped power that no one knows about. I'm starting to think that this crazyness will never be revealed or utilized either.


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