First DSi-only Games Hit Stores This Fall With Distinct Look

Nintendo's Masato Kuwahara, project lead on the Nintendo DSi, revealed that games playable only on the latest revision Nintendo DS were in the works at this year's GDC. Those first DSi-only games will hit this fall, retail sources tell Kotaku.

Software that will only work on a Nintendo DSi will join titles playable on a Nintendo DS or DS Lite but also feature DSi-specific enhanced capabilities, like Ubisoft's Jam Sessions 2 and My Healthy Cooking Coach. Games and apps that will only be playable on a DSi will be visually distinct from past product, sources say.

Those DSi-only games will be packaged in all-white game cases, making them stand out from the standard dark grey cases of currently available Nintendo DS games. Those cases will sport a warning that the software is only compatible with the Nintendo DSi. DSi-only game cards themselves will use a similar white plastic, but it's unclear if those re-coloured cards will have any difficulty fitting into a DS or DS Lite cartridge slot.

Another unknown is if DSi-only software will take advantage of the expanded tech specs unique to the Nintendo DSi.

It appears that, like Wii MotionPlus, that Nintendo will be letting third-party publishers take the lead in offering DSi-only software. Nintendo itself has offered plenty of downloadable DSiWare games that are system specific, but it has yet to announce any DSi-only games as part of its future lineup.

We contacted Nintendo for comment on the introduction of DSi-only games this year, but the company did not respond to requests before publishing.


    Not that i own a handheld, but that is shit. They are effectively alienating a large group of gamers who own either a DS or DS lite. I don't know if this is an influence by nintendo or if the company producing this game is acting on it own accord but either way its quite stupid.

    Oh and if it is parshally due to nintendo's influence, then way to go, alienate your fans some more.

      I cannot believe who just questioned whether this was a Nintendo move! Hahahaha... its Nintendo!

      Why release the DSi if they weren't going to do this?

      ANYWAY, its called piracy!

        Arrrrr matey!

    Yeah, while i don't really don't agree with piracy, if nintendo is going to shaft its followers like this, then i think the consumers have the right to shaft them right back.

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