Nintendo president thinks DSi downloads will drive system sales

By Nathan Grayson, Saturday, 10 January 2009 01:14 GMT

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Oh sure, you’ll sneak a DSi into your stringent, economy-friendly budget because your DS Lite’s obsolete insides can’t handle a spicy slice of DLC, but you’re probably some form of “hardcore” gamer. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, though – he believes that every member of your family pines for two full screens of their own. The greedy, disgusting pigs.

The DSi, Iwata explained in an interview with Yomiuri Shimbun (via Wired), by virtue of its ability to download games, can be “customized for the individual.” Thus, he hopes to “create a trend in which each family member will have his or her own DSi with their favorite software installed.”

Certainly, downloads are the way of the future, but isn’t Nintendo’s holy writ able to be stored on an SD card after being downloaded to the DSi? Couldn’t family members simply supply their own SD cards while gathered around a communal DSi?

We fear we’ve said too much.

By Nathan Grayson

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