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It's hard to believe but there are still people wandering the streets who don't own a Nintendo DS.The console manufacturer is obviously keen to stamp this sort ofbehaviour out so its opened 30 DS centres in shops around Britain. Fromthe press release:

These new centres will offer anyone the opportunity tolearn more about Nintendo DS and its exciting range of software througha number of new and exciting ways including videos, TV commercials,demo games to play on the DS. Centre itself and most exciting of all,current DS owners will be able to download demo software to play ontheir own Nintendo DS.

Brain Training, Sight Training, More Brain Training, Big BrainAcademy, Mario Kart DS and 42 All Time Classics are the titlescurrently available for free demo downloads - the code stays on yourmachine until you switch it off. Stores currently housing the DSshowcases include Asda, Argos, HMV, Game and Zavvi - there's a list ofparticipating outlets here.
Each site will also offer free Nintendo Wi-Fi connection so if youalready own one, not only do you get free demos you also get to hangaround playing online games. It's like Apple Store for the hoi polloi.

Downloadable titles DS owners can playinclude Brain Training, Sight Training, More Brain Training, Big BrainAcademy, Mario Kart DS and 42 All Time Classics.

You can alsoplay in-store demos for games such as Sight Training, Nintendogs, BigBrain Academy, New Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda; PhantomHourglass and Animal Crossing: Wild World.

The full list of DS centres is as follows:



  • Basingstoke - GAME, Unit 15 Festival Place
  • Birmingham - Argos, Priory Sq Centre, 33 Priory Queensway
  • Brighton - HMV, 48-50, Churchill Square Shopping Centre
  • Cardiff - Argos, Units E & F, Cardiff Bay Retail Park, Ferry Road
  • Chelmsford - Woolworths, 40 - 41 High Street
  • Chippenham - Woolworths, 24-25 High Street
  • Croydon - Woolworths, 60-68 North End
  • Exeter - Zavvi, SU 20/21 Princesshay Shopping Centre
  • Glasgow - GAME, 146 Sauchiehall Street
  • Glasgow - Zavvi, 235 Buchanan St
  • Leeds - Asda, Crown Point Retail Park
  • Liverpool - Woolworths, 74-75 St Johns Way, St Johns Centre
  • London - GAME-Hamleys, 188-1 96 Regent Street
  • London - HMV, 360 Oxford Street
  • London - HMV, 150 Oxford Street
  • London - Zavvi, 14 Oxford Street
  • London - Zavvi,Piccadilly Circus,
  • London - Woolworths, 168-176 Edgware Road
  • London - Toys R Us, Tilling Road, Brent Cross
  • London - Argos, 30-36 Market Place, Romford
  • Manchester - Argos, Unit E Central Retail Park Gt Ancoats St
  • Manchester - Zavvi, Unit M, Lower mall, Arndale Centre
  • Milton Keynes - Argos, 700 Grafton Gate West
  • Northampton - Argos, 4-7 St. Peter's Square
  • Norwich - GAME, 2-10 Back of the Inns
  • Oxford - Argos, Botley Road
  • Portsmouth - Argos, 207-211 Commercial Road
  • Reading - HMV, 13 Holy Brook Walk, The Oracle
  • Reading - Zavvi, 1-5 Oxford Road
  • Slough - Argos, 4 The Observatory Centre, High Street
  • Swindon - Asda, Orbital Shopping Park, Thamesdown Drive

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