|Release date(s)|| November 21, 2004|
December 2, 2004
February 24, 2005
March 11, 2005
|Predecessor||Game Boy Advance|
The Nintendo DS is a handheld gaming console from Nintendo, released as a successor to the Game Boy Advance. The Nintendo DS featured a dual-screen with a touch sensitive lower screen on the bottom. The DS was the first Nintendo console to include a built-in online service known as Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, allowing players to connect to others using the internet.
Animal Crossing: Wild World was the main Animal Crossing game to be released on the DS; together with two apps that were released on the DSi Shop.
Types of DS
There are four different versions of the Nintendo DS, all with bottom touch screens.
|Name||Image||JP Release||NA Release||EU Release||AUS Release||Notes|
|Nintendo DS||December 2, 2004||November 21, 2004||March 11, 2005||February 24, 2005||Was sold as a third-tier console coexisting with the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Was more prone to breaking than other models.|
|Nintendo DS Lite||March 2, 2006||June 11, 2006||June 23, 2006||June 1, 2006||More sold than any other DS model, it has a brighter screen and weighs less than the previous model.|
|Nintendo DSi||November 1, 2008||April 5, 2009||April 3, 2009||April 2, 2009||Introduced front and rear cameras; Nintendo DSi Shop & DSiWare, also the first to bring in Sound Recordings and the ability to use SD cards.|
|Nintendo DSi XL||November 21, 2009||March 28, 2010||March 5, 2010||April 15, 2010||93% bigger screens than the Nintendo DSi|
The Stylus is a utensil that is used to operate the lower screen on the Nintendo DS (commonly called the touch screen). The Nintendo DSi XL has two different sized styluses, one full sized, and the other slightly bigger than the Nintendo DSi's stylus. Animal Crossing: Wild World has two different control schemes: one that is entirely controlled by the buttons on the DS, and one that is controlled entirely by the stylus. Input from the method not currently in use will cause Wild World to switch control modes; however the initial input will not be recognized until used again.
DSiWare is the name given to downloadeable software created exclusively for the Nintendo DSi model line of Nintendo DS onwards, and through a shop called the DSi Shop. It allowed users to buy and download already bought, or free, apps and smallish games that could be either created by Nintendo, or by other companies. All apps and games have animated icons except for some special cases with static ones.
In June 2011, DSiWare support was added to the Nintendo 3DS's eShop, making the full library of more than 550 downloadable DSiWare software accesible to buy by anyone, except for certain titles that stayed Japan-only or weren't included at all for other reasons. DSiWare bought and downloaded on a Nintendo DSi can be transfered to a Nintendo 3DS for free.
While Nintendo DSi's support for the DSi Shop ended on March 31, 2017, with the last DSiWare game being released in 2016, support for DSiWare on Nintendo 3DS's eShop continues to work, but the shop itself has been discontinued in some countries as of July 31, 2020. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in these games has also become useless, due to the online service being discontinued in 2014.
|Animal Crossing: Wild World|| November 23, 2005|
December 5, 2005
December 8, 2005
March 31, 2006
December 6, 2007
|App||Japanese release date||English release date|
|Animal Crossing Clock||2009||2009|
|Animal Crossing Calculator||2009||2009|
|Nintendo DS on other wikis|
• Dragon Quest Wiki
• Fire Emblem Wiki
• Golden Sun Universe
• Lylat Wiki
• Metroid Wiki
• Starfy Wiki
• Super Mario Wiki
• Wars Wiki
• Zelda Wiki
|Nintendo video game consoles|