The company has confirmed that there are no technical restrictions preventing a version of its software being developed for the new handheld gaming console, according to TechRadar.
There has been speculation that Nintendo was going to extend the device’s functions and include mobile phone capabilities.
However, despite hints from the company’s creative director, Shigeru Miyamoto, that now seems unlikely.
But a Skype rep told TechRadar that while he couldn’t comment on any future plans to bring Skype to Nintendo’s DSi, it would "technically be possible".
Perhaps not a gushing confirmation, but it suggests that Skype for the Nintendo handheld isn’t far away.