Pokemon to push DS Vision

By Spencer . August 14, 2008 . 10:16am

sepmon.jpgJapan’s Nintendo DS video download service is getting off to a slow start, but adding Pokemon flicks will give AM3 a boost. Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back will be available to current DS Vision customers as a download on August 20. The full movie will cost 500 yen ($4.50), a reasonable price for a 10 year old animated film.


A few weeks’ later four Pokemon DS vision packs will hit retail stores on September 11. A special edition bundle with the DS Vision adapter and a microSD card carrying Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew will go on sale for 4280 yen ($40). Standalone microSD cards will Pokemon: The Movie 2000, Pokemon 3: The Movie, and Pokemon 4Ever will cost 2,980 yen each ($27). People who purchase a Pokemon movie package at retail will be able to pick up a DS Vision hardware adapter for an additional 1,499 yen ($13).


On second thought, maybe this won’t help AM3 out. Having Pokemon is great, but paying 2,980 yen for a movie you can only watch on the DS is a bit much. The package art for the packages is pretty nice though for something that isn’t even a DS game.


Images courtesy of Famitsu/AM3.

Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

  • ecco6t9

    To boost sales how about an international release of DS Vision?

  • maxchain

    $27 for a single movie? Geez–this sort of thing wouldn’t happen if NCL and NoA talked to each other more. Sure, it’ll be nicer quality than Game Boy Video, but the DVDs would still be cheaper!

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos