Game information and downloadable DS demos come to Europe and Australia alongside three Virtual Console games, but no update to WiiWare in its second week.
The Nintendo Channel, an online service providing information and advertisements for first party and third party games on Wii and DS, has gone live across Europe and Australia.
DS owners will be able to wirelessly download demos from the Nintendo Channel to their handheld console, provided they agree to share information regarding their Wii usage with Nintendo online. In notable contrast to the North American Nintendo Channel, all of the demos available initially are of first party software, including:
- Big Brain Academy
- Dr. Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING
- 42 All-Time Classics
- Mario Kart DS
- Professor Kageyama's MATHS TRAINING
- SIGHT TRAINING
- Picross DS
The Nintendo Channel also offers users the opportunity to provide feedback for Wii and WiiWare games, given that they have put in a sufficient amount of playtime. The WiiWare service did not receive an update this week following its launch on May 20, while the Virtual Console saw the release of three games:
- Burning Fight (NEO GEO, 900 points)
- Pokémon Puzzle League (N64, 1000 points)
- Samurai Shodown (NEO GEO, 900 points)
Now available to download free of charge from the Wii Shop Channel, the Nintendo Channel uses 127 blocks of memory.