An article over at Next Generation outlines a few suggestions on how to improve the Nintendo DS. The system was a cautious experiment a few years ago, but its overwhelming success has made it as mainstream as peanut butter and jelly. Almost. Some of the ideas are easy upgrades that make a lot of sense, but others seem to go against the spirit of the system:
Internal flash memory
Better system interface
Virtual Console support
Integrated wi-fi and Pictochat
Give the DS drawing and organizer abilities
Better GBA slot support
Firmware upgrades? Sounds like a headache. Part of the reason the DS is successful is its simplicity. Want to play a game? Grab a cart, shove it in, and you're good to go. We admit, a Virtual Console for the DS would be divine, as well as a more integrated Pictochat experience. But does the DS need to be changed? Why tweak a formula that's obviously working?