Remember the story the other day that said that the Wii would be able to download and wirelessly send full DS games to the handheld console? Well, Nintendo has written us to straighten out the whole thing. Turns out the Wii will be able to download demo versions of DS games, which will disappear from the DS when it is turned off. The New York Times had it wrong, and, in turn, so did Game Daily, who we linked to for the story.
This is the statement from Nintendo's PR firm:
"An article about the Nintendo DS video game system in the December 31 Business Day section (of the NYT) incorrectly referred to future capabilities of the device. The statement that complete Nintendo DS games will eventually be able to be downloaded into the device via a wireless connection with the company's Wii game console is incorrect. Users can download games to play on Wii, and, in the future, the Nintendo DS will be able to receive demo versions of some DS games from Wii, but not the entire game. The demo will be erased once the Nintendo DS is turned off."
Now you know the real story. Book it.