I read books, usually two or three at a time. I'm not saying I read good books or anything; I'm not above reading a book about a television show, or books with lots of pictures. So I'm happy Nintendo is putting out a cart called 100 Classic Books for the DS.
This app will essentially turn your DS into a very limited book reader. Imagine a library consisting of 100 public domain classics, right in your back pocket. Excited yet?
Picture being able to read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll on a device not designed as a book reader at all.
“100 Classic Books transforms your Nintendo DS system into a portable library,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Readers of any age will enjoy exploring the many worlds, characters and adventures created by these icons of literature.”
Cool, right, everyone? Right?
Seriously, though, this seems to be another attempt to integrate gaming peripherals into other, non-game aspects of people's lives. Which is cool in a way, but in another, more realistic way, I can't see myself ever reading a book on my DS. Maybe if i was still in school, and I had to read Bleak House or something, this would be a good way to get a bunch of other great books for a low price...