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Nintendo DS
NDS Logo
Nintendo DS-1-
AKA NDS
Caption The original Nintendo DS with a stylus
Manufacturer Nintendo
Launch date(s) NA: November 21, 2004

JP: December 2, 2004 AUS: February 24, 2005 EU: March 11, 2005

Generation) 6th Generation
Codename Nintendo DS (DS originaly standed for "Developer's System" )
Discontinued December 31, 2007
Media Nintendo DS Game Card
Input No input
Backwards Compatibility Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance
Memory 4 MB RAM

Game Card Save

CPU One 67.028 MHz ARM946E-S and one 33.514 MHz ARM7TDMI
Service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Top Game New Super Mario Bros.
Predecessor Game Boy Advance
Successor Nintendo DSi
The Nintendo DS is a handheld game console developed by Nintendo that came out in 2004. It has a clamshell design featuring two LCD screens. The bottom screen is a touchscreen which is used with a stylus. In 2006, Nintendo came out with a Nintendo DS Lite, which had a brighter backlit screen and was smaller and lighter, hence the name Nintendo DS Lite.Then, on November 1, 2008, Nintendo released the Nintendo DSi .

The Nintendo DS was the first system by Nintendo to use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. With Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, people can play with gamers all around the world, and can register them as a friend via the Friend Code system. Several games made use of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, including the fourth and fifth generation Pokémon games, Mario Kart DS and Animal Crossing: Wild World.

With over 130 million units sold worldwide, the Nintendo DS is the best selling Nintendo game system, and the second best-selling game system, only behind the PlayStation 2. This number includes the several redesigns, but does not include the Nintendo 3DS system.

DS download station from Wii

Now if you go to the Nintendo Channel you can click on DS Download and choose a game you would like to preview. Then turn on your DS and choose download play from the menu. You should see the game you chose pop-up. Click this and begin playing the preview.

Here's a list of DS games downloadable via the Wii (Dec. 22, 2008)

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