Cebu City, Philippines (PressExposure) May 13, 2009 -- Aside from Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable), Nintendo DS is also one of the most popular form of hand held electronics philippines . Though PSP is usually the preferred choice for the majority of Filipino gamers, Nintendo DS is still the number one hand held gaming console across the world mainly because of its unique features rarely found on other hand-held devices. Here are some of the features found with Nintendo DS.
The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is a free online game service run by Nintendo. Players with a compatible Nintendo DS game can connect to the service via a Wi-Fi network using a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector or a wireless router.
With Download Play it is possible for users to play multiplayer games with other Nintendo DS systems using only one game card. Players must have their systems within wireless range (up to approximately 60 feet) of each other and the guest system to download the necessary data from the host system.
PictoChat allows users to communicate with other Nintendo DS users within local wireless range. Users can enter text (via a small on screen keyboard), handwrite messages or draw pictures (via the stylus and touchscreen). There are four chatrooms (A, B, C, D) in which people can go to chat. Up to sixteen people can connect in any one room.
The Nintendo DS is backwards compatible with Game Boy Advance (GBA) cartridges. The smaller Nintendo DS game cards fit into Slot 1 on the top of the system, while Game Boy Advance games fit into Slot 2 on the bottom of the system. According to electronics philippines , the Nintendo DS is not compatible with games for the Game Boy Color and the original Game Boy, due to a slightly different form factor, voltage requirements, and the absence of the compatibility mode.
The Nintendo DS is region free in the sense that any console will run a Nintendo DS game purchased anywhere in the world. However, many of the electronics philippines
market have stated that the Chinese version games can only be played on the Chinese iQue DS, whose larger firmware chip contains the required Chinese character glyph images. Although Nintendo DS of other regions cannot play the Chinese games, iQue DS can play games of other regions. With the addition of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, certain games can be played over the Internet with users of a different region game.