Nintendo Wii DS Download Service

As of May 2008, Owners of the Nintendo Wii game console can now download free game demos to their Nintendo DS game system at home just like the Download Service available at some stores. The service is available as part of the new free Nintendo Channel on the Wii. You can purchase the Nintendo Channel (for free) through the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo Channel features Wii game videos and trailers. To find the DS Download service you will need to agree to allow “Data-Sharing” service that sends data on what games you play to Nintendo (Under Nintendo Channel settings, Data-Sharing Settings). Then go to “Find Titles for You” and the bottom choice will be “DS Download Service”. The new update of the Nintendo Channel now makes the DS download service more easily available under the DS icon on the bottom row under the video titles. If the option is grayed out as unavailable, then you have not agreed to the data sharing. Once in the DS Download Service you will see a list of available demos, some of which appear to be permanent, some of which seem to be available only temporarily. I have noticed the “Distribution Ends:” date they give is not always accurate and the list does not update until at least a day after that date. After you download a game you can keep it on your DS until it is powered off. If you want to save a demo to play the next day, just close the DS to suspend it without turning it off (and consider plugging it in since the battery will slowly drain in this suspended state).

Since I have been unable to find a list on the web of what demos are available, I will attempt to update this page with the new list as they change (which is usually a day or two after the “ends” date).

Currently Available Nintendo Wii DS download service titles:

Updated June 6, 2010

Dragon Ball Origins 2 – Distribution Ends 6/6/10
Picross 3D – Distribution Ends No End Date Given
America’s Test Kitchen Pots de Creme – No End Date Given
America’s Test Kitchen Roasted Red Potatoes – No End Given
Rooms DS – Distribution Ends 6/7/10
Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects – Distribution Ends 6/7/10
DECA SPORTS DS Cheerleading Demo – Distribution Ends 6/7/10
DECA SPORTS DS Ping Pong Demo – Distribution Ends 6/7/10
ACE Attorney INVESTIGATIONS: Miles Edgeworth – Distribution Ends 6/7/10
Bakugan Battle Brawlers – Distribution Ends: 6/7/10
James Patterson Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion  – Distribution Ends: 6/7/10
Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Neutral) – No End Date
Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Water) – No End Date
Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Fire)  – No End Date
Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Earth) – No End Date
Fossil Fighters Cleaning Demo – No End Date
Rhythm Heaven – No end date
Personal Trainer: Math Demo – No end date
Mystery Case Files MillionHeir – No end date
Crosswords DS – Crosswords Demo – No end date
Brain Age Demo – No end date
Brain Age 2 Demo – No end date
Flash Focus Demo – No end date