Looks like the Nintendo DS isn’t just for MarioKart and Brain Age. According to a new report, burger biggie McDonald’s is looking to use the handheld gaming device as an employee-training tool.
McDonald’s is reportedly working on a training program called “eSmart” for new part-time employees. The company believes that, because the DS is already familiar to most new employees, they can halve training time.
Nintendo and McDonald’s already have a close relationship in Japan, where Nintendo Zones provide free WiFi to DS users.
It’s estimated that the cost of the program to McDonald’s Japan, who are putting two DS units in each of their approximately 3700 restaurants, will be around $2.2 million.
McDonalds Uses DS To Train Part Time Workers [Andriasang.com]