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Nintendo DS: voice control, wireless connections
Posted on 21-Sep-2004 18:20 | Tags Filed under: News


Nintendo DS: voice control, wireless connections
Nintendo's newest release, the Nintendo DS, will make its worldwide debut in North American stores on 21 November, and then in Japan on 2 December. It will sell at suggested price of US$149.99.

The Nintendo DS is a dual-screened, handheld video game system: one screen allows for touch input using a stylus, while the unit includes both voice recognition and multiplayer wireless features. The silver-and-black system sports a sharp, angular design.

Consumers immediately will be able to pick up and play the new system, as it comes with a free software feature, PictoChat. PictoChat allows DS owners to write messages with an on-screen keyboard or the stylus and send them wirelessly to other DS users nearby. If the Nintendo DS in sleep mode it wake up when another DS enters the transmitting range.

More than 100 companies have signed on to create games for Nintendo DS, while Nintendo itself is already developing its first 20 titles. Electronic Arts, the world's largest independent software developer and publisher, already has announced that its powerhouse franchises of Madden NFL, The URBZ: Sims in the City, Need for Speed Underground, Tiger Woods and GoldenEye will support Nintendo DS.

Nintendo DS has a flip-top cover that protects both screens. Two speakers on the unit's face let users hear virtual surround sound. The Nintendo DS is 148.7 millimeters wide, 84.7 millimeters long and 28.9 millimeters tall with the cover closed.



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