Nintendo and long-time partner am3, who were responsible for the Japan-only multimedia adaptor for the Game Boy Advance, have today announced their latest effort in bringing official multimedia support to Nintendo's handhelds - DSvision.
DSvision is an officially licensed slot-1 adapter that will allow multimedia files stored on a micro SD card (no words on SDHC support) to be played back on the DS. Unlike the GBA device, with content sold through vending machines, DSvision will allow for new content to be downloaded via an official online store (at a cost of course).
No word on whether this device will play games, game demos or Virtual Console type content, but it will be interesting to see whether or not it can be hacked to allow for this.
The device will be available in Japan early next year. Unfortunately no details were given on whether or not it will be available in other regions.
I already have a slot 1 device, but this is an interesting step for Nintendo to do. Let see where they go with this in the future.