Nintendo is growing up. First, the rumor flourished of the DSi gaming device targeting the PDA market, and now it is embracing location-based services.
Nintendo video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto is working to turn the company’s gaming console into a handy little device that would let the user tap into local content, such as information about a museum, a shopping locale, restaurant or special event.
Of course, this move would not only get more DSi units sold, but it would also get current owners toting theirs more often. Nintendo officials have not disclosed details about the services rollout; but they did say there was no intention to turn the device into a phone-like gadget that a user would need a monthly subscription to use.