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Nintendo Developing DS Apps For School Systems 40

Posted by timothy
from the not-quite-swords-into-ploughshares dept.
MojoKid writes "Shigeru Miyamoto, who has had a hand in some of Nintendo's most popular titles, recently offered that he is working hard to turn Nintendo's DS line of handheld gaming machines into tools for schools. The DS already has a nice line of educational software titles that help users learn, and he thinks that this could really be a huge benefit to schools looking for alternative ways to educate students of a new generation. The company has already managed to get them into Japanese elementary schools."
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Nintendo Developing DS Apps For School Systems

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  • Re:Everyone... (Score:5, Informative)

    by carlzum (832868) on Sunday March 21, 2010 @02:13AM (#31555680)
    It helps Nintendo because every school-age kid has a DS. They're familiar with the system and interface, so basic typing and computer skills aren't a prerequisite for the software. The platform seems perfect for class use, and it's low cost and easy to support. Like you said, every kid has one. A model for schools would open a whole new market for the DS.
  • GOATSE WARNING! (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 21, 2010 @10:33AM (#31557838)

    This is your official GOATSE WARNING to all those half asleep. I hadn't even had my coffee yet and didn't want anyone else to be scared awake.

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