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Japanese DS owners to get legal microSD peripheral

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Dec 2007 16:39 User comments (15)

Japanese DS owners to get legal microSD peripheral According to Nintendo, the Japanese market will soon be getting a full licensed DS cartridge that will accept microSD memory cards, allowing for the legal viewing of video, images, music and texts on the handheld.
The cartridge, dubbed the DSvision will be the same size as a normal DS game and fit into Slot-1 of the DS or DS Lite. Users will also have the ability to use a download service to download TV shows and e-books.

The DSvision will come packaged with the cartridge, a 512 MB microSD card, and a microSD-to-USB adapter for the relatively cheap price of 3,980 yen ($36 USD). There are already tons of devices like the DSvision, but none are licensed by Nintendo because they make pirating of DS games very easy.

We are keeping a close eye on the products and studying them. But we cannot smash all of them,
a Nintendo spokesman said, referring to the R4 and M3 cards currently sold.

To be honest however, I feel like this will just give people a legal alternative to begin pirating with but at least Nintendo will get the money for the DSvision itself. If you cant beat 'em, join 'em.

Source:
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15 user comments

13.12.2007 17:43

5fps? ds is lame

23.12.2007 19:50

I would buy for my daughter she needs to keep her mind flowing when we are out. Well maybe after that price drops a little. $36 for 512 sucks now that i think about it. lol Hopefully they will improve on the size and price. 2GB for that price would be great.

33.12.2007 22:00

Ummm besides it not begin approved by nintendo which means sht for peripherals, games thats a no brainier but peripherals thats something else.

And how is it being a approved device somehow make all the illicit music and vids on it "legal".

DVDBack23 how much did you have to choke down to write that? the rhetoric is pretty thick, ya I know zippy can't write his way out of paper sake..er....sack... but still.....

:P

Also Nin should cut their losses on portable games and sell them for 5$ a pop with no support,I would be hapy to spend 5$ per GB,GBC,GBA and DS title!

43.12.2007 22:16

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
DVDBack23 how much did you have to choke down to write that? the rhetoric is pretty thick, ya I know zippy can't write his way out of paper sake..er....sack... but still.....

:P
I love my DS :D

53.12.2007 22:19

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
DVDBack23 how much did you have to choke down to write that? the rhetoric is pretty thick, ya I know zippy can't write his way out of paper sake..er....sack... but still.....

:P
I love my DS :D
the DS rules but
"microSD memory cards, allowing for the legal viewing of"

is a bit much yo!

:P

63.12.2007 22:41

As in not violating the DS's terms of use

I don't think he was implying not using videos downloaded or ripped dvds et cetera

73.12.2007 23:33

Originally posted by DarkJello:
As in not violating the DS's terms of use

I don't think he was implying not using videos downloaded or ripped dvds et cetera

LOL

so they went as far as to state not to use stuff they don't approve of on the device you bought?

84.12.2007 1:11

Quote:
Originally posted by DarkJello:
As in not violating the DS's terms of use

I don't think he was implying not using videos downloaded or ripped dvds et cetera

LOL

so they went as far as to state not to use stuff they don't approve of on the device you bought?
Well they want you to use videos and texts that were legally purchased through their store :)

94.12.2007 1:25

yea thats basically the same as my R4 and that only cost me 56$ with a 1gb card and all the ds games the memory card holds and movies and plays mp3's and u can edit ur theme's pics ebooks an etc...looks like they figured everyone else was doing this they might as well realease a simialr card but u cant play back ups on the nintendo card

104.12.2007 11:21

Originally posted by b18bek9:
yea thats basically the same as my R4 and that only cost me 56$ with a 1gb card and all the ds games the memory card holds and movies and plays mp3's and u can edit ur theme's pics ebooks an etc...looks like they figured everyone else was doing this they might as well realease a simialr card but u cant play back ups on the nintendo card
Im sure there will be a way to format the card and throw moonshell on it, but you didnt hear it from me :D

114.12.2007 18:26

Wow something the PSP has been able to do for years..and a bit more then 5fps lol that is shocking.



128.12.2007 5:45

Tbh if the games weren't 30 ($60) a shot I think more people would buy them! I have a brother and sister who have asked for games for Christmas and I couldn't believe the price of new games, for only a few 's more I could get a PS3 or Xbox360 game which i'm pretty sure has had more time and money spent on it!

I need to try out an R4 card ;-)

1312.12.2007 20:40
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Where does it say video is 5fps?

1413.12.2007 10:55

Originally posted by OFI:
Tbh if the games weren't 30 ($60) a shot I think more people would buy them! I have a brother and sister who have asked for games for Christmas and I couldn't believe the price of new games, for only a few 's more I could get a PS3 or Xbox360 game which i'm pretty sure has had more time and money spent on it!

I need to try out an R4 card ;-)

and the PSP games need to be 20$ world wide to help sale them.
:P

1523.12.2007 5:41

Quote:
To be honest however, I feel like this will just give people a legal alternative to begin pirating with but at least Nintendo will get the money for the DSvision itself. If you cant beat 'em, join 'em.
Maybe Nintendo is starting to see the light.

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