According to MCV’s source in Japan, they are stating that a new Nintendo DS handheld system will be revealed tomorrow at the Nintendo Press Conference being held in Japan. There is not a lot known about the new device, but it is being called the “multimedia” model and is rumored to feature an MP3 player and digital camera. The price and release date has not been revealed but it is spectulated that it will arrive before Christmas 2008. Will that be only in Japan or worldwide? I guess we will have to wait an see.
The other rumored feature of the new Nintendo DS is that it will include advanced wireless communications functions and it is expected to retail for less than 20,000 yen ($189) in Japan.
I guess this news is not that surprising, since the original Nintendo DS launched in November of 2004. Also, recently there have been different reports stating that the PSP has been outselling the Nintendo DS for a few months in Japan.
I think that if Nintendo is bring out a new Nintendo DS they should also include an accelerometer in it to make it comparable to the iPhone and iPod Touch and their own Wii system, but this feature has not been mentioned yet.
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