Nintendo makes a deal with HarperCollins to bring books to the DS

Japanese video game company Nintendo, has announced a deal with publisher HarperCollins to make classic books available to read on the Nintendo DS. This 100 Classic Book Collection initially will only be available in Britain for £20. Turning pages is made easy as brushing your finger across the screen.

There are already 2 million DS devices already sold in the Britain region making it easier to distribute the product. "We hope to encourage people to try books that they wouldn't go out and purchase themselves," said Nintendo executive, James Honeywell. The 100 Classic Book Collection is being released in an effort to broaden the audience for Nintendo's products. This service is set to be released on December 26th.