yup, like the title said, it was all a misunderstanding
sourceA recent New York Times article featuring an interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime indicated that in the near future Nintendo may offer "complete games" for the DS to download via the Wii. As it turns out, however, the Times got this wrong. It also got Fils-Aime's name wrong... twice.
GameDaily BIZ today received a clarification statement from Nintendo, which reads as follows:
"An article about the Nintendo DS video game system in the December 31 Business Day section (of the NYT) incorrectly referred to future capabilities of the device. The statement that complete Nintendo DS games will eventually be able to be downloaded into the device via a wireless connection with the company's Wii game console is incorrect. Users can download games to play on Wii, and, in the future, the Nintendo DS will be able to receive demo versions of some DS games from Wii, but not the entire game. The demo will be erased once the Nintendo DS is turned off."