The new initiative hopes to attract more independent developers to DSiWare.
Nintendo has announced that they will revise their DSiWare royalty plans as a way to inspire more independent game developers to create games for their DSiWare service through an easier method.
While the current prices will remain intact, Nintendo will have some control over the prices by charging developers different royalty rates according to the size of the title. A title priced at 500 Points will have to be 20 MB or less in size, or else the royalty fee will be higher for Nintendo. With this plan, Nintendo hopes developers will price their titles as premium content.
A similar strategy is being done by Sony with their PSP Minis downloads, and both are being done to attract more independent game developers to create exclusive game downloads for their respective handhelds.