Thus, everyone breathed a sigh of relief when only a few months later Nintendo unveiled that Pictochat would come embedded FREE with the Nintendo DS, allowing everyone to have the opportunity to use Pictochat.
Having one of the only Nintendo DS's in the country also means that Pictochat is kind of pointless currently, as it is best described as a multiplayer video game chat-room.
So, we did a good enough job of hopping into an empty chat-room and seeing how long we could talk to ourselves for before becoming bored. Not surprisingly, it wasn't long, but we long for the Nintendo DS launch so we can start Pictochatting with some complete strangers.
We have taken a few screenshots of Pictochat in action. It offers up all the options that a traditional chat-room has, including a scroll up option and a text change option.
The overall concept of Pictochat is, unsurprisingly, extremely simple, but a great addition that will become more useful as the Nintendo DS becomes more popular. Pictochat also helps to showcase that the Nintendo DS is not just a gaming handheld, it is a revolution.
PALGN will have more on the Nintendo DS and all its software in the coming months, so stay tuned.