Steps to Download Nintendo DS Demos from the Nintendo Wii

Up until recently, the only way to download Nintendo DS demos is from certain download stations set up in retail stores. With the release of the Nintendo Channel on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS gamers can now download Nintendo DS demos straight from their home. Here is a tutorial on how to download Nintendo DS demos on the Nintendo Wii.

Step One: Requirements

  • The following is needed in order to download Nintendo DS demos:
  • Nintendo Wii
  • The Nintendo Wii will have to transmit the Nintendo DS demos onto the Nintendo DS.
  • Wi-Fi
  • The Nintendo Wii will need to connect to the Internet in order to retrieve data to transmit Nintendo DS demos.

Step Two: Downloading the Nintendo Channel

From the Wii Menu, navigate over to the Wii Shop Channel. Click on it and then click “Start” to launch the channel.

Once in the Wii Shop Channel, click the Start Shopping Button and then navigate to the Wii Channels section. From there, scroll down to and select the Nintendo Channel. Click Download (don’t worry about losing your Wii Points, the channel is free). Click “OK” and then “Yes” to start the download. The Nintendo Channel has a download size of 123 Blocks; so make sure you have enough space for it.

Step Three: Navigating the Nintendo Channel

Head back to the Wii Menu and select the newly downloaded Nintendo Channel once it finished downloading. Go launch the Wii Shop Channel the same way you launch the Wii Shop Channel. A short video will being to play once the channel is ready.

Click on the “To Video List” button to close the video and bring up a menu. After that, choose the “Find Titles for You” option. You should see the “DS Download Service” section at the bottom of the list.

Enter that area to find a list of available Nintendo DS demos for download. Click on the one you want to download to the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii will then automatically prepare for the transmission.

Step Four: Transmitting the Nintendo DS Demo

Now turn on your Nintendo DS and select the “DS Download Play.” Press the A button to enter the mode and the Nintendo DS will automatically look for software to download.

If you already configured everything on the Nintendo Wii portion, the Nintendo DS will pick up the transmission from the Nintendo Channel. Press the A button to select the Nintendo DS demo and A again to download. Once the download is done, the demo will launch automatically.

Congratulations you can now wear your geek clothing and enjoy your Nintendo DS demos. Keep in mind that once you completely shut down the Nintendo DS, the demo will disappear and you will need to download it again.