Free DS Wifi at McDonald’s

“Nintendo of America on Tuesday will announce a groundbreaking partnership with Wi-Fi provider Wayport to make available free Internet access to DS owners at McDonald’s restaurants across the nation. Nintendo and Wayport will offer complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots at McDonald’s establishments, enabling DS owners to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which launches November 14 in the states, to play online games with or against each other.”

While I commend Ninny’s effort, this seems like merely a baby step in what it has to do to make it’s wi-fi service a hit. Good news for the US minority that don’t have broadband access, but why would I want to go sit on a plastic bench to play my DS? Not to be a pessimist here, but do you really feel this is a good strategic move for Nintendo?

[Source: IGN]