nintendo DS buttons

Here’s a clever idea. dsbuttons.com sells buttons of popular Nintendo DS games. Alot of DS users carry around their console everywhere. So why not wear buttons of the games you have with you? That way people can tell when there’s a fellow gamer in their midst and they can start up a match.

Personally, I have no plans on buying the buttons. You have to buy a set of 6. I only own two games… one of which is not available (Clubhouse Games). I’d consider buying a Clubhouse Games button for $2 just cuz the illustration style on the buttons is sharp. Plus, my DS doesn’t really leave my house. Maybe if I go to my local public library I could find some fellow DS gamers. There’s alotta high schoolers running around there. I could school them in Clubhouse Games Bowling. I am the Turkey King (3 strikes in a row).

I see these buttons being a big hit with kids in grade school, high school, and college. It’s easy to set up games in a cafeteria or a common hall. Plus the illustrations on the buttons are fun, trendy, and have a clean, sharp design.

Sean (at dsbuttons.com) and I have been emailing back and forth. He is very friendly and responsive. (He replied about 15 minutes after my initial email).

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Matt Maldre
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17 years ago

I can see these buttons potentially working on a public transit bus or train. One day I saw somde dude playing his DS on the bus, I wanted to challenge him to a game, but I was too shy.

Matt Maldre
Admin
17 years ago

Maybe if this dude had a clubhouse games button, then maybe that would have been my opening.

Mark R
Mark R
17 years ago

I want to know if the DS games are as good as the games I used to play on the N64. I used to dominate at Mario Kart and StarFox.

Also, I was at Best Buy the other day and I couldn’t find the DS. They had tons of games, but I couldn’t find the actual system.

Tom Saaristo
17 years ago

I love those little 1″ buttons. I was collecting them for a while but had to stop. They were taking over!

Matt Maldre
Admin
17 years ago

My girlfriend works in the game industry and I have friends in the game industry, and they told me in spring of 2006 that the DS is THE hottest console. Back then when you look at the top five selling games in Japan, they were all DS games. So then throughout the year of 2006, whenever it was one of our friend’s birthday, we would all chip in buy he/she a DS. Now we can have DS parties!

Mark R
Mark R
17 years ago

And the DS allows you to access the internet wirelessly correct? I hear it has it’s own browser software. So, in addition to playing solo offline, you can surf the net, and play games online against other players? Sounds pretty cool.

I’ve given thought to getting a portable console in the past, but I don’t know when I would use it. I’ve got the 360 at home for my gaming needs. And I’ve got the laptop for wireless computing.

Mark R
Mark R
17 years ago

Oops, I got ahead of myself. I was sure that I read that the DS had a browser. It turns out that I was correct, but I don’t think it has made it’s way to the US yet. Looks like it was released in Japan and Europe already though. Here’s the blurb about the browser from wikipedia Opera internet browserMain article: Nintendo DS BrowserOn February 15, 2006, Nintendo announced a version of the cross-platform web browser Opera for the DS system.[15] . The browser can use one screen as an overview, a zoomed portion of which appears on the other… Read more »