Piracy ahoy! AM3 and Dai Nippon Printing have partnered up to release the DSVision digital content platform
for the Nintendo DS
in Japan. The device -- which is officially licensed by Nintendo -- features a MicroSD flash card and a standard-sized DS card adapter. Users will be able to download movies, music, books, and manga from the DSVision website
, and download the content onto the MicroSD card for portable viewing/listening.
Of course, we're more intrigued by the device's ability to put other
content on the DS. Piracy
? Who said anything about piracy? The DSVision could do a lot to mainstream the DS's homebrew
development community, especially with its official endorsement from Nintendo.
DSVision is due for release in Japan this January, at a suggested retail price of ¥3,980 (or approximately $37 USD). The online digital content store isn't due to open until March. We smell a hot import item...
Added that this is a Nintendo-licensed peripheral. Thanks, Crono & Hakobus