DS:Style is a series of educational software products for the Nintendo DS console. The series was created and published in Japan exclusively by Square Enix, a Japanese video game developer and publisher, and developed by both Square Enix and several other companies. It includes reference guides, travel guides for different countries or cities, and study guides for Japanese professional licensing and civil servant exams. The motto for the series is "The fun of games, the joy of learning".Despite the motto and being sold for a game console, the products actually include almost no gaming elements, instead functioning as reference guides and knowledge quizzes. The series was perceived when it launched as an attempt by Square Enix to break into a new market, that of "non-traditional gamers".
Educational software is a term used for any computer software which is made for any educational purpose. It encompasses different ranges from language learning software to classroom management software to reference software, etc. The purpose of all this software is to make some part of education more effective and efficient.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device released globally across 2004 and 2005. The DS, short for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen", introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD screens working in tandem, a built-in microphone, and support for wireless connectivity. Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP. The Nintendo DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network. Alternatively, they could interact online using the now-defunct Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Its main competitor was Sony's PlayStation Portable during the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was likened to the Nintendo 64 from the 1990s, which led to several N64 ports such as Super Mario 64 DS and Diddy Kong Racing DS, among others.
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.
The first nine products in the series were announced on April 4, 2007 and the first five were released on July 5, 2007; the last DS:Style release was on February 3, 2011.Several of the products were named after other non-software products, such as the Lonely Planet series of travel guides, the Japanese Legal Mind (LEC) test preparatory company, or the Japanese Tipness yoga studio chain. While not a part of the DS:Style series, bookkeeping and real estate certification products (Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukaku - DS Hishou Boki 3-Kyū and Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukaku - DS Takuchi Tatemono Torihiki Shuninsha) were also released on the PlayStation Portable in 2010.
Lonely Planet is a large travel guide book publisher. As of 2011, the company had sold 120 million books since inception and by early 2014, it had sold around 11 million units of its travel apps.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment and competed with the Nintendo DS as part of the seventh generation of video-game consoles. Development of the handheld console was announced during E3 2003 and it was unveiled on May 11, 2004, at a Sony press conference before the next E3. The system was released in Japan on December 12, 2004; in North America on March 24, 2005; and in the PAL region on September 1, 2005.
The releases, as they fell in the line between games and software products, went largely unreviewed. Prior to release, the initial products were regarded as having "potential".Critics' reactions to the series were tepid; they felt that the products would sell well, given the publisher and subject matter, but that there was little interesting about them. They felt that it would not be worth localizing the products to sell in non-Japanese markets, as there was not much of a market for non-game software for the Nintendo DS without heavy advertising, due to prior failures in promoting such products.
|Hanasaku DS Gardening Life(花咲くDSガーデニングLife, Gardening Life DS: Blooming Flowers)||Gardening||Elements||July 5, 2007|
|Anata mo DS de Classic Kiite Mimasenka?(あなたも DSでクラシック 聴いてみませんか？, Classical DS: Won't You Listen?)||Music||iNiS||July 5, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Tai(地球の歩き方DS タイ, Lonely Planet DS: Thailand)||Travel (Thailand)||Will||July 5, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS France(地球の歩き方DS フランス, Lonely Planet DS: France)||Travel (France)||Will||July 5, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Italia(地球の歩き方DS イタリア, Lonely Planet DS: Italy)||Travel (Italy)||Will||July 5, 2007|
|Anata dake no Private Lesson DS de Hajimeru Tipness no Yoga(あなただけのプライベートレッスン DSではじめる ティップネスのヨガ, Tipness Yoga DS: Private Lesson Only For You)||Yoga||Square Enix||October 4, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Taiwan(地球の歩き方DS 台湾, Lonely Planet DS: Taiwan)||Travel (Taiwan)||Will||October 4, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Hawaii(地球の歩き方DS ハワイ, Lonely Planet DS: Hawaii)||Travel (Hawaii)||Will||October 4, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS New York(地球の歩き方DS ニューヨーク, Lonely Planet DS: New York)||Travel (New York City)||Will||October 4, 2007|
|Wine no Hajimekata DS(ワインのはじめかたDS, Wine DS: How to Start)||Wine||Square Enix||November 15, 2007|
|Jinsei 87000 Kai no Shokuji o Tanoshiku suru Oishiku Kiwameru Shokutsû DS Otona no Shûmatsu Henshûbu Gensen no Osusume Omise Jôhô Hairi(人生8万7000回の食事を楽しくする おいしく極める食通DS おとなの週末編集部厳選のオススメお店情報入り, Gourmet DS: Editorial Selection of 87000 Deliciously Fun to Eat Once in a Lifetime Meals with Recommended Shop Information)||Cooking||h.a.n.d.||December 13, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Igirisu(地球の歩き方DS イギリス, Lonely Planet DS: UK)||Travel (United Kingdom)||Will||December 13, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Shanghai(地球の歩き方DS 上海, Lonely Planet DS: Shanghai)||Travel (Shanghai)||Will||December 13, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Hong Kong(地球の歩き方DS 香港, Lonely Planet DS: Hong Kong)||Travel (Hong Kong)||Will||December 13, 2007|
|Chikyū no Arukikata DS Seoul, Busan(地球の歩き方DS ソウル・釜山, Lonely Planet DS: Seoul, Busan)||Travel (Seoul, Busan)||Will||December 13, 2007|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukaku - DS Hishou Boki 3-Kyū(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS日商簿記3級, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Level 3 Bookkeeping DS)||Certification (Bookkeeping)||Matrix Software||April 17, 2008|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukaku - DS Hishou Kentei 2-Kyū/3-Kyū(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS秘書検定 2級／3級, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Level 2/3 Secretary Test DS)||Certification (Secretary)||Square Enix||February 26, 2009|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukaku - DS Takuchi Tatemono Torihiki Shuninsha(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS宅地建物取引主任者, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Real Estate Transaction Specialist DS)||Certification (Real estate)||Square Enix||February 26, 2009|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukakuru - DS Koumuinshiken Suumato Shori(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS公務員試験・数的処理, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Civil Service Test and Process DS)||Certification (Civil service examination)||Square Enix||December 3, 2009|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukakuru - DS Kikenbutsu Toriatsukaimono Otsushu 4-Rui(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS危険物取扱者乙種4類, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Hazardous Materials Officer Class B Type 4 DS)||Certification (Hazardous materials)||Square Enix||December 3, 2009|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukakuru - DS Gyouseishoshi(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS行政書士, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Administrative Writer DS)||Certification (Business writing)||Square Enix||September 2, 2010|
|Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukakuru - DS Takuchi Tatemono Torihiki Shuninsha 2011-Toshi & 2012-Toshi Nendoban(本気で学ぶ LECで合格る DS宅地建物取引主任者 2011年&2012年版, I Really Learn - LEC Passing Guide: Real Estate Transaction Specialist DS - 2011 and 2012 Edition)||Certification (Real estate)||Square Enix||February 3, 2011|
Final Fantasy IV, known as Final Fantasy II for its initial North American release, is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in 1991, it is the fourth main installment of the Final Fantasy series. The game's story follows Cecil, a dark knight, as he tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world. He is joined on this quest by a frequently changing group of allies. Final Fantasy IV introduced innovations that became staples of the Final Fantasy series and role-playing games in general. Its "Active Time Battle" system was used in five subsequent Final Fantasy games, and unlike prior games in the series, IV gave each character their own unchangeable character class.
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