Believe it or not, there are some schools in Japan that actually require their students to own a Nintendo DS.
Oh you know those Japanese, always one step ahead of the rest of the world.
the sales will just keep going up and up
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. :)
Gotta brainwash the kids some how! >_>
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.
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.
QFT. DS is good, Wii is garbage.
Gaming just got serious. lol.
Gaming is always srs bznz, haha I wish my university require everyone to have a DS...
Makes sense. There are tons of Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji DS games that teachers could implement into their curriculum, along with other educational games.
Well yeah my school agenda lists PSP's under the "not aloud at school" section. Take that DS!
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.
Someone needs to go back to school. "Allowed"
I haven't played my DS in years. If I was allowed to use it in school then I'd take advantage of it.
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.
lol that's a lie.
LMAO yeah right
"class, take out your ds to start brain train" *in the corner playing super mario kart*
Make english 101 as DLC and charge each student 10000 yen.
How much did that deal cost Nintendo? Doesn't seem like something they could get away with anywhere but Japan.
thats never gonna make it here. parents here still thinks its for kids
I wonder how much $$$ Nintendo Shove.
Just a little. Changes the DS from an innovation into a monopoly. (You can't say "b-i-t" WTF?!
I've never had a bit of trouble with it.
get my puzzle quest on during class :o
instead of a DS, why not just require a laptop?
this is ridiculous.
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.
That's awesome! Actually using a DS as an educational platform. Drawing kanji with the stylus sounds hard though.
I want to go to there
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.
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.
I hear ya. Teachers everywhere would be wondering how their classes became so quiet. hehehe
My school's gay they won't even allow cell phones but they get to use DS's
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