Damn that New York Times article we told you about several days back which included an interview with Nintendo's president Reggie Fils-Aime and news that full DS games could soon be available for download via the Wii's DS Download Channel.
For, despite those quotemarks, it seems it contained inaccurate information and Nintendo has stepped in to say: "The statement that complete Nintendo DS games will eventually be able to be downloaded into the device via a wireless connection with the company's Wii game console is incorrect."
The press release issued by Nintendo of America goes on to clarify: "Users can download games to play on Wii, and, in the future, the Nintendo DS will be able to receive demo versions of some DS games from Wii, but not the entire game. The demo will be erased once the Nintendo DS is turned off."
This is the current situation with games such as Geometry Wars: Galaxies, in which the Wii version contains a copy of the Xbox Live Arcade game Geometry War: Retro Evolved, which can be downloaded onto a DS. Once you switch your DS off however, the game is lost - the DS not having any inbuilt memory to facilitate longterm storage.
At least, we can still look forward to the DS Download Channel - a Wii service currently only available in Japan but expected to roll out across the rest of the world. Although, without the possibility of full games to download, we're at least 30 percent less excited about it now.