That the consoles are increasingly able to do more, in addition to entertain, is not something we come again. In fact, now in Japan (could not be somewhere else) have invented a new use for the Nintendo DS: digital guide it into a shopping center.
According to read at IGN, Ispiari, department stores that serve as entry to the facilities of the Tokyo Disney Land Resort, will offer starting next April 25 a service terminal information using these consoles.
Consumers are left to fall for this shopping center with a Nintendo DS can download a small program on your console. Thanks to him may hear details of the 140 establishments in the complex, creating route maps for marearse not so much visual stimulation, check the cinema and receive event information or news related to the center.
Also include the possibility of up to 16 users can share messages, which would allow consumer groups are split (No more waiting!) To expedite purchases. It also would include a pair of mini-games, ideal for “those” moments for which everyone as we passed.
It is a curious use of a portable terminal so that information, however, is not new at all. Also in Japan was made a little bit similar in McDonalds using the same console.