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Submitted by Valay 2115d ago | news

Osaka elementary schools to require Nintendo DS for every student

Believe it or not, there are some schools in Japan that actually require their students to own a Nintendo DS. (Culture, Nintendo DS)

poindat  +   2115d ago
Oh you know those Japanese, always one step ahead of the rest of the world.
Mikerra17  +   2115d ago
lol
the sales will just keep going up and up
Bnet343  +   2115d ago
Not surprising, I just got that game where it teaches you how to speak english for my mom. DS is a wonderful little device that can teach you things. If you do not have one, you suck. :)
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FarEastOrient  +   2115d ago
Gotta brainwash the kids some how! >_>
ThanatosDMC  +   2115d ago
Wouldnt a tablet be better for writing and learning? Sure it's portable but you can only write so much in that little amount of surface area. Not to mention people are lazy and would sneak games onto their DSs.
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jay2  +   2115d ago
ok.....................
swiftshot93  +   2115d ago
DS is really good. Has some freaking fantastic games. I love nintendo for it, but i wish for the wii to die. IMO the wii is the worst console of all time.
Bnet343  +   2115d ago
QFT. DS is good, Wii is garbage.
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   2115d ago
Gaming just got serious. lol.
Kulupoo  +   2115d ago
Gaming is always srs bznz, haha
I wish my university require everyone to have a DS...
Kevin McCallister  +   2115d ago
Makes sense. There are tons of Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji DS games that teachers could implement into their curriculum, along with other educational games.
infamous_27  +   2115d ago
Well yeah my school agenda lists PSP's under the "not aloud at school" section. Take that DS!
Tony P  +   2115d ago
Well, yes it's important to decrease the volume if you're allowed to play PSP at school.

Seriously, if that's a direct quote you should think about a transfer.
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Sarcasm  +   2115d ago
Someone needs to go back to school.

"Allowed"
Avenged Sevenfold  +   2115d ago
I haven't played my DS in years. If I was allowed to use it in school then I'd take advantage of it.
Freakwave003  +   2115d ago
Not that surprising. There are some universities here in the US that require you to have an iPod since you can put notes, lectures, etc. on them.
Bnet343  +   2115d ago
lol that's a lie.
mrb3ar  +   2115d ago
LMAO yeah right
Sanhlami  +   2115d ago
"class, take out your ds to start brain train"

*in the corner playing super mario kart*
Obama  +   2115d ago
Make english 101 as DLC and charge each student 10000 yen.
BrianC6234  +   2115d ago
How much did that deal cost Nintendo? Doesn't seem like something they could get away with anywhere but Japan.
Rai  +   2115d ago
thats never gonna make it here. parents here still thinks its for kids
Gun_Senshi  +   2115d ago
WTF
I wonder how much $$$ Nintendo Shove.
Godmars290  +   2115d ago
This is a little excessive.
Just a little.

Changes the DS from an innovation into a monopoly.

(You can't say "b-i-t"

WTF?!
Tony P  +   2115d ago
I've never had a bit of trouble with it.
sinned47  +   2115d ago
get my puzzle quest on during class :o
dkgshiz  +   2115d ago
Thats dumb
instead of a DS, why not just require a laptop?
Thoreau  +   2115d ago
d@mn,
this is ridiculous.
gumgum99  +   2115d ago
There's a reason why Japan is a day ahead of the rest of the world.

This idea was simply a no brainer, and as always, Japan saw it first. Of course, The US isn't too far behind since some of my classes on campus allow ipod lectures.
JOEdANGEL  +   2115d ago
That's awesome! Actually using a DS as an educational platform. Drawing kanji with the stylus sounds hard though.
blvdnights  +   2115d ago
oooooooooooooh
I want to go to there
lelik  +   2115d ago
seriously a 30 rock quote?

anyways this is awesome because if azns are busy playing dses in school they wont have time to get smart and wont be able to take my job. thank you nintendo.
SpoonyRedMage  +   2115d ago
That's awesome, I wish DSs were mandatory in my college, we could go on pictochat! silent classes everywhere...

I'd be too busy on DQ V though.
gumgum99  +   2115d ago
I hear ya.

Teachers everywhere would be wondering how their classes became so quiet.

hehehe
skatezero246  +   2114d ago
WTF
My school's gay they won't even allow cell phones but they get to use DS's

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