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Developer(s): Nintendo Software Technology
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo DS
Category: Messaging
Players: Multiplayer
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: November 2, 2004
Japan: December 2, 2004
Europe: March 11, 2005
Australia: February 24, 2005

PictoChat is software preinstalled with Nintendo consoles in the Nintendo DS family, developed by Nintendo Software Technology. It is not included in the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch family of consoles, though the application Swapnote allows for similar features.

PictoChat is basically an offline wireless messaging system for at least two Nintendo DS systems which have selected it from the firmware menu. In addition to writing text, players can draw pictures and send the messages to other users. Messages sent through PictoChat appear on a continuous vertical feed on the top screen.

The software can be used with one Nintendo DS system, allowing the player to post messages on the feed, however no one will be able to receive the messages.

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Components Game Card (DS • DSi)
Add-on devices
Pre-loaded software Nintendo DSi Browser