OSAKA, Nov 04, 2008 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) — NTDOY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Nintendo Co. (TSE:7974) said that it plans to team with Nikkei Inc. to develop software for its Nintendo DS portable video game devices that make learning about the economy fun.

The software will be designed so that users can learn the basics of the economy — how it works and keywords for understanding it — by tapping on the devices’ touch-screen panels and answering a series of quizzes.

By making the learning process fun, Nintendo hopes the software will attract young people who are interested in the economy.