Nintendo DS to be Endorsed as School Learning Tool
The general manager of Nintendo Entertainment and Analysis Branch Shigeru Miyamoto announced that his next plan is to endorse the Nintendo DS as a learning device in the Japanese school system.
Miyamoto, fresh from accepting the Academy Fellowship Award at the 6th Annual British Academy Video Game Awards, said that getting the dual screen handheld video game console into the education system is “the area where I am devoting myself [the] most.”
Nintendo DS, aside from playing host to several installments of famous video games like, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, Suikoden and Castlevania, also houses educational plays like Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, language teaching softwares, cooking recipes, classic literature and translation softwares among several others. This trend is already helping the console towards being used in schools.
The Japanese government is already considering the proposal, even thinking of extending its use in public places like museums. The initial plan is to introduce Nintendo DS to be used by junior high and elementary students.