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DS Demo Channel released for Japanese Wiis

DS Demo Channel released for Japanese Wiis

Samus says: Stand back, fools! This channel is for the Japanese only!

Nintendo is one of the big grandfathers of modern gaming and, like any other grandparent, it has a favourite grandchild. Grandparents always deny that kind of stuff but it's true and, just for the record, your grandparents always told me that they preferred your sister over you.

Nintendo’s favourite however is, and always will be, Japan. The Japanese get all the best goodies from the father of Italian Plumbing, including a brand new channel for the Nintendo Wii. Lucky sods.

The new channel is part of the new Everyone's Nintendo Channel and lets gamers download demos from the Wii to DS remotely via the in-built WiFi on both systems. It's a pity the name isn't very clear though, eh?

The new channel doesn't end there though and there's a load of new Wii trailers in there. There's also the questionnaire-shaped excitement which can only be produced by a customer feedback form that offers stat-tracking.

All of the above is available for free download provided you've got your Wii hooked up online and that you live in Japan. If you don't then it's time to consider moving because there's currently no announcement from Nintendo about when American or European audiences can expect to get their fill of old Phantom Hourglass trailers.

What do you reckon to the various channels and virtual console releases on the Wii? What's your favourite DS game ever? Let us know in the forums.

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zelox991 28th November 2007, 07:42 Quote
I dont have any Nitendo Products.. but i think Wii is one of the best gaming console ..it's much more interactive...
Well..i hope for all the Wii and DS lovers out there, the Demo Channel comes to this continent and brings joy to the gamers!!
mikeuk2004 28th November 2007, 11:59 Quote
Ive been downloading demos onto my PSP from its built in browser for over 2 years now. Nintendo finally do it, but you got to have a Wii?? to get your demos? Thats stupid, forcing you to have both consoles.

edit: But then cant you just download demos onto a SD card using something like the DS Simply Cart and play them on your DS :) I have just been experiencing the homebrew after a work colleague lent me her DS Simply Cart.
DXR_13KE 28th November 2007, 14:27 Quote
mikeuk2004 lets not talk about piracy around here....

and i don't really care if the Japs use it first, when it gets here it will be better and more mature.
MrBurritoMan 29th November 2007, 05:16 Quote
im glad to see them start introducing some software for the DS through the wii.

i don't know about you guys but the idea of a "Four Swords" release on the wii for use with a DS gets me all sorts of excited!
Neji 29th November 2007, 08:48 Quote
Yeah, who cares about those Japs, eh?
mikeuk2004 29th November 2007, 17:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
mikeuk2004 lets not talk about piracy around here....

and i don't really care if the Japs use it first, when it gets here it will be better and more mature.

Don’t know what I was thinking then, especially after typing that on a Government computer.
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