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  Nintendo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nintendo has the reputation of historically being both the oldest intact company in the video game console market and one of the most influential and well-known console manufacturers, as well as being the most dominant entity in the handheld console market.
Nintendo decided that to avoid facing the same problems, they would only allow games that received their "Seal of Quality" to be sold for the Famicom, using a chip called 10NES to "lockout" or prevent unlicensed games from working.
Nintendo may be retiring the Game Boy line in favor of the Nintendo DS The Game Boy has been known for putting over a dozen other portable systems out of business (including Nintendo's other attempts such as the Virtual Boy).
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 Nintendo DS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The E3 2004 pre-release model of the Nintendo DS The lower display of the Nintendo DS is overlaid with a pressure-sensitive touch screen, designed to accept input from the included stylus, the user's fingers, or the "thumb stylus": a curved plastic rectangle attached to the optional wrist strap.
Nintendo originally planned to release the adapter in the U.S. by the end of 2005, but it appears their plans have changed, as Nintendo has not delivered an announcement of a U.S. release with specific dates as of August 2006.
The Nintendo DS Lite was released on June 23, 2006 in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nintendo_DS   (7608 words)

 GameSpy.com - Article
DS, which is scheduled for release later this year, will feature two 3-inch TFT screens with the same edge-lighting as the Game Boy Advance SP.
Nintendo has not gone into detail about the value of having two screens on a single handheld unit.
Nintendo has not announced what medium DS games will be stored on, processors speed, size, or make.
archive.gamespy.com /articles/january04/nintendods   (352 words)

 [H] Console - Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS Nintendo DS fever is sweeping the country.
Aptly code-named Nintendo DS, this "Developers' System" provides developers a newfound canvas not only to create new games today, but also to shape the future of the entire industry.
Thanks to Nintendo’s handheld gaming devices, gamers were no longer tethered to their television sets or required to sit 3 feet away from the screen in their quest to beat the latest titles.
console.hardocp.com /article.html?art=MTA0MywxLCxoY29uc29sZQ==   (768 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Nintendo DS Works"
Nintendo's latest foray into the handheld market, a market it practically owns thanks to the legendary Game Boy -- is the DS.
"DS" stands for either "double screen" or "developer's system," depending on which way the wind's blowing, and it's a cross between two Game Boys and a PDA, with a cell phone's messaging function thrown in for good measure.
Nintendo once held the top spot in the home-console market thanks to its culture-altering, mega-hit NES; but Sony, the home-electronics giant, made it their mission to knock the company from the mountain top in the early '90s.
electronics.howstuffworks.com /nintendo-ds.htm   (569 words)

 IGN: E3 2004: Hands-on: Nintendo DS
Since the Nintendo DS is compatible with all Game Boy games, the older cartridges will plug into a separate slot on the bottom of the unit; picture where the carts plug into the GBA SP system and you've got a good idea.
Every game and demo in Nintendo's DS area showed a generic mouse arrow in the exact location on the screen where the screen is being tapped.
We're still not sure why Nintendo is still insisting that this system is a third platform and not the continuation of the Game Boy line, and as of this writing the company still swears that the Nintendo DS will be separate from the Game Boy.
gameboy.ign.com /articles/513/513150p1.html   (890 words)

 Wired News: Piecing Together the Nintendo DS
Nintendo's announcement last week of a new portable video-game system, code-named Nintendo DS, has the gaming community abuzz with speculation.
Interestingly enough, Nintendo's early announcement of the DS was intended to quell the Internet rumor mill, not spark it anew.
Given Nintendo's recent penchant for all things wireless, expect a similar adapter to be available for the DS if it's not built into the design.
www.wired.com /news/games/0,2101,62064,00.html   (887 words)

 Hands-on with the Nintendo DS - News at GameSpot
While the units we tried were obviously playable, Nintendo reps noted that the design wasn't quite final as yet and would likely still undergo a few cosmetic tweaks--perhaps even a name change--before the device ships this fall.
The DS cartridges will be noticeably smaller than the GBA carts, and while we weren't able to see one, they were described as being roughly the same size as a standard SD media card used for devices such as Pocket PCs and digital cameras.
All told, the Nintendo DS is an interesting piece of hardware, and it's the most versatile piece of hardware the company has ever put out.
www.gamespot.com /news/2004/05/11/news_6097113.html   (2081 words)

 Amazon.com: Nintendo DS: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nintendo DS stands for exactly what the Big N has always stood for; delivering a fun, family-friendly experience.
The DS is great fun, and I enjoyed the entire time I spent with it at E3, and then again just recently at a local department store.
For one, the DS is quite big; it may be hard for younger children to control (I believe Nintendo has commented on this by saying they are aiming DS at older children).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00064MUIA?v=glance   (2936 words)

The sleek, stylish design of the DS is sure to impress, while a selection of awesome new titles plus full compatibility with the gigantic back catalogue of Game Boy Advance games gives you access to an incomparable range of gaming greats.
Note: Nintendo DS wireless communication, including PictoChat, is not private and is not monitored by Nintendo.
The DS is compatible with the GBA's entire back catalogue of games, giving the system access to hundreds of titles (playable in single player mode only).
www.nintendo-europe.com /NOE/en/GB/system/nds_topic1.jsp   (804 words)

 IGN: E3 2004: The Nintendo DS: Revealed
The Nintendo DS is still the project name and is expected to have a new one as it gets closer to its release.
Nintendo anticipates developers creating games with two independent perspectives, or the ability to hold chats with players during gameplay.
Nintendo has mentioned the possibility of linking the system in hotspots all over the world for connectivity with players thousands of miles away.
gameboy.ign.com /articles/513/513188p1.html   (437 words)

 | Nintendo Australia | Nintendo DS | System Specification
Nintendo's latest innovation, Nintendo DS, provides users with a unique game-play experience using features never before offered by any other home console or hand-held game system.
DS users will be able to connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players.
The DS technology also provides for a wireless LAN connection, which could allow a theoretically infinite number of players to connect at a hot spot and compete at a central game hub on the Internet, even if they're thousands of miles apart.
www.nintendo.com.au /ds/system/index.php   (915 words)

 Amazon.ca: Nintendo DS: Computer and Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In sleep mode Nintendo DS will spring to life if it senses another D S in transmitting range, alerting users to each others presence and setting the stage for an impromptu conversation or game session.
Also, a Nintendo DS Game Card featuring a playable demo of the upcoming Metroid Prime Hunters game will be bundled with all DS units in North America.
The DS has only mediocre graphics, I mean if PSP could make such good graphics im sure that the DS could have pulled it off as well, or have even only a bit better than the current DS graphics.
www.amazon.ca /Nintendo-Canada-DS/dp/B00067ITJQ   (1413 words)

 Nintendo DS ::: Advanced Media Network - News, reviews, previews, features, media downloads
Nintendo has unleashed Star Fox Command for the DS to store shelves.
Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection hits a milestone, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Yes, after all the Nintendo DS is built around touch control.
ds.advancedmn.com   (365 words)

 USATODAY.com - Nintendo unveiling a new portable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Nintendo DS — short for dual-screen — will be unveiled Tuesday morning at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo game industry gathering.
Nintendo has not announced a release date or price, though analysts predict it may sell in the $150 range.
DS is largely viewed as Nintendo's response to Sony's PlayStation Portable, or PSP, a new system that will play both movies and video games stored on mini DVD discs.
www.usatoday.com /life/lifestyle/2004-05-11-nintendo-ds_x.htm   (568 words)

 IGN: The Games of Summer 2006
What to Expect: Jack Sparrow's back in one of the summer's biggest and most anticipated movies of the summer and like all the rest of the gaming consoles, the Nintendo DS is getting its own adventure to capitalize on the theatrical release.
The Nintendo DS version will be much improved over last year's game, with more touch screen control, better graphics, more audio, and - get this - voice recognition so you can really call those audibles on the line.
What to Expect: Nintendo's going to close out the summer season with a doozy: Star Fox is coming to the Nintendo DS, and it's promised that the game will return to its Super NES and Nintendo 64 greatness.
ds.ign.com /articles/711/711716p1.html   (637 words)

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It seems as if Nintendo was barely able to stock preorders, and many of the major video game chains claimed to be sold out through the holidays.
Several sites are reporting that the DS is selling a lot higher than expected in Japan, and that Nintendo is considering opening a new factory to pump up production.
In the box you get the Nintendo DS system itself, the AC adaptor so you can charge up the battery, a wrist strap/stylus (more on that later), one regular stylus in the unit along with a backup stylus in the packaging, and the Metroid Hunter demo in a nice cardboard case.
arstechnica.com /reviews/hardware/nintendo-ds.ars   (1000 words)

 GameCube: Double Time: Hands On With the Nintendo DS
When Nintendo first announced the DS (the official name is to be announced), I was extremely skeptical of what the company was trying to do.
The DS totally charmed me. The more I checked out the games and tech demos for the system, the more and more jazzed I was about it.
The wireless range of the DS is 30 meters, which is approximately 98.42519 feet by my estimation.
cube.gamespy.com /articles/513/513341p1.html   (655 words)

 DSmeet - The Nintendo DS Community
We enable Nintendo DS gamers to meet one another, share their experiences, friend codes, and knowledge, and join in our great Nintendo DS wifi community culture.
Following on from this story, Nintendo has now officially confirmed that the fl DSlite will be launching in Australia on September 21st, coinciding with the Australian release date for Starfox command.
Nintendo will be keen to follow up on their Australian success with the fl DSlite's release.
dsmeet.com   (1381 words)

It's not as if Nintendo is averse to the idea of letting users play or interact with portable games using their home console and a TV: the Super GameBoy, Transfer Pak, and the GameCube to GameBoy Advance cable set a strong precedent for...
With Nintendo's DS and DS Lite clearly showing the most momentum in the portable gaming space (who knew that a dedicated product could trump one with more bells and whistles?), word on the the street is that Sony is expected to drop the PSP's retail price down to $150.
Given the DS Lite's already impressive battery life, we're not sure how big a market there is for a mobile battery charger, but if you want to be able to bust out a few more Electroplankton tunes on your next cross-country road trip, this may be just your fix.
www.engadget.com /search/?q=ds   (2520 words)

 Nintendo announces DS Lite [Update 3] - Joystiq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nintendo DS Lite will be less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter.
Nintendo DS has enjoyed extremely strong sales in Japan and around the world, selling more than 14.4 million units worldwide.
If I was going to criticise one aspect of the existing DS it'd be the buttons and pad being a fraction too 'short' (in other words, not sticking up enough from the case).
www.joystiq.com /2006/01/26/nintendo-announces-ds-lite   (2216 words)

 Nintendo DS revolutionizes hand-held gaming with dual-screens, touch-screen technology, built-in PictoChat software and ...
Nintendo DS revolutionizes hand-held gaming with dual-screens, touch-screen technology, built-in PictoChat software and more.
Nintendo DS Lite revolutionizes the way games are played with ultra-bright dual screens and touch-screen technology.
Nintendo of America Inc. Headquarters are in Redmond, Washington
www.nintendo.com /systemsds   (352 words)

Ouendan (pictured) for the Nintendo DS was deemed the most import-worthy title with a "level two" Japanese understanding.
We already know that the Nintendo DS is hotter than sliced bread in Japan, but this week's Japanese sales charts show just how dominant the system is in the land of the rising sun -- the top ten best-selling games in Japan for the week of Aug. 21 - 27 were all Nintendo DS games.
The latest fakery involves a speech transcript allegedly intended for use by Reggie Fils-Aime at the big Nintendo event to be held in NYC on September 14.
www.joystiq.com /category/ds   (2443 words)

 Nintendo DS (Titanium) Reviews. Video Game Consoles Reviews by CNET.
The good: The Nintendo DS employs innovative dual-screen and microphone-enabled gameplay without load times on a higher-resolution display than Game Boy Advance SP while remaining backward compatible with older GBA games.
The bottom line: While it lacks the multimedia and graphical finesse of the Sony PSP, the feature-packed Nintendo DS is a worthy successor to the Game Boy Advance--but the new and improved DS Lite is available for the same price.
The DS is a great system and focuses on just gaming unlike the...
reviews.cnet.com /Nintendo_DS_Titanium/4505-6464_7-30895578.html   (432 words)

 QJ.NET - Nintendo DS - 24/7 Coverage of the Latest Nintendo DS News - QJ.NET - Quick Journal Home
From August 21 to 27, the Nintendo DS dominated MediaCreate's Japan game console sales chart moving 163,274 units within a week.
The fl DS Lite features a gold and silver silhouette of the cover Pokemon for Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.
WFCStatus for the Nintendo DS has been around for quite some time now.
ds.qj.net   (2495 words)

 Nintendo DS
I am sorry if this offends anyone but I have always been a nintendo fan boy but they are really losing my interest and giving me hand cramps trying to fly with the stylus in my left hand for star fox.
For relevance, the DS version of Pokemon comes out this Spring and the Mew is usable in that game as well.
Every single button is a note, and as a slider moves across the screen, you have to hit those notes according to the buttons shown (video).
community.livejournal.com /nintendo_ds   (1980 words)

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