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Wireless Downloads for Nintendo DS

Nintendo unveiled plans to let players wirelessly download free game demos, trailers and other content to their Nintendo DS portable devices from thousands of kiosks across the country during the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science's DICE 2006 Summit in Las Vegas.

The initial details of the digital distribution project were outlined by Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo executive vp sales and marketing, during his keynote speech, during which he spoke of the expanded wireless capabilities of the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

He said deals already are in place to have the kiosks placed in such specialty retail stores as Gamestop, EB Games and Game Crazy. Fils-Aime added that Nintendo is in advanced discussions with Target and Wal-Mart to add kiosks in their stores, and that he expects the initiative to expand beyond retail premises. Japanese fans already can download Nintendo DS content at train stations.

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