DS Lite gets own movie service in Japan

If what's been reported holds true, DSvision aims to release 10,000 titles for download after three years.

Crave Asia

Though I don't commute, and thus don't see the need for toting a portable console along to entertain myself on the journey, I must confess that it's tempting to own one, given the endlessly fascinating accessories the Japanese are coughing up for the DS Lite. Since March 6, the handheld has been getting its own official movie download service called DSvision.

A collaboration of Nintendo, print firm DNP, and digital media distributor am3 (the makers of GBA Movie Player), the service requires a kit that costs 3,890 yen (about $37) to kickstart the downloading experience, which includes certain books, movies, comics, and music. This hardware includes a USB dongle for a PC, a 512MB microSD card, and an adapter for slotting the media into the console's game port, according to Japan Today.

If what's been reported holds true, DSvision aims to release 10,000 titles for download after three years, with plans to enable this eventually over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The DSvision service is for Japan only at present but, as always, we can trust the pirates to do something about that.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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