Nintendo doesn't plan to stand idly by while Sony's PlayStation Portable corners the wireless gaming market.
The company has announced it will bring online multiplayer action to the Nintendo DS though Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. The DS currently allows up to 15 players to connect, but only if they are nearby.
The capability is expected to be rolled out later this year, but will be initially limited to small number of games. Animal Crossing DS, which will debut on November 21, will be one of the first with online multiplayer support, Nintendo said. IGN Entertainment has been tasked with building the network that will connect players.