Don't forget to visit the gift shop

There's been some interesting dialogue being had within Nintendo. As part of the 3DS's remit to offer unique experiences, it appears Nintendo executives have been exploring ideas that fall outside of the video game category and more within the interactive educational school of thinking.

Educational software is nothing new, but this is something different. Nintendo has had internal discussions on how to offer something that will satisfy the intellectual curiosities of 3DS users, and the company CEO and president Satoru Iwata has given an interesting example of how it can deliver that:

Now this is just an example, but we have been discussing internally in the company how we could make use of Nintendo 3DS to offer the realistic experiences of visiting various museums worldwide.

That sounds like an ambitious goal, but definitely a worthwhile one to pursue. Schools will then be much more inclined to buy 3DS consoles for students than plane tickets, right?