Nintendo DS games over the Nintendo Wifi Connection will be available at McDonalds throughout the United States beginning on November 14th. The free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection access through McDonald’s allows Nintendo DS owners to play Nintendo DS games with others around the world.
The Nintendo DS and McDonald’s arrangement is being offered through Wayport, a company best-known for provisioning wi-fi access in hotels.
“This agreement with Wayport will bring countless people together to play games in a single, simultaneous wireless community,” says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. “Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is simple to use. Beginning with free access at participating McDonald’s, we have removed one of the major barriers that have kept people from going online to play games.”
Said Dave Vucina, CEO of Wayport, “By enabling Nintendo DS customers to access Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection via our Wi-Fi World(R) network and business model at McDonald’s, we are continuing to drive more customers to the restaurants we serve and increase the relevancy of Wi-Fi to a broader customer base. Nintendo is a pioneer in providing a new way for their customers to play the games they want to while away from home or the office, and McDonald’s is the perfect venue based on their ubiquity and accessibility.”
Hmm.. “This agreement with Wayport will bring countless people together to play games in a single, simultaneous wireless community”… yeah, but they have to go to McDonald’s to do it. Think of all that grease on your Nintendo DS, not to mention inside you.
Super Size Me, anyone?