Pocket Gamer reports:

All the news this week has been about Sony’s Minis program, which lowers the barriers of entry for small developers to make bite-sized download-only games for the PSP and new PSPgo console.

Now we hear Nintendo is about to launch something similar for its DSiWare download service.

Like Minis, the new initiative will make it easier for small developers to publish their own content via the existing DSiWare channel.

One can t help but wonder if this is a response to Apple’s very successful iTunes App Store, whose low-cost games and free demos have created a competitor to Sony and Nintendo where there wasn’t one just two years ago.