Nintendo: DS rolling out to Japanese schools

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Nintendo is reportedly working hard to put its consoles in the hands of Japanese school kids. In an interview, general manager Shigeru Miyamoto said he is committed to turning the company's consoles into educational aids and teaching tools.

Miyamoto said in an interview that Nintendo's DS handled is already being used in Japanese museums and aquariums, and will find its way to the country's junior high and elementary schools in the new school year. "That is maybe the area where I am devoting myself [the] most," Miyamoto said.

Having been involved with some of Nintendo's best selling products, including Super Mario Bros. and the Wii, the AP asked him about competing companies entering the motion controller market. Miyamoto simply said that he was "honored" to have companies follow Nintendo's footsteps, including Sony, who's PlayStation Move borrowed heavily from the Wii's peripherals.

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