Nintendo denies third-gen DS outing at E3
Something's on the cards though
Nintendo has officially denounced speculation that it’s planning to release a third-generation DS handheld console at the E3 show this year.
Hirokazu Hamamura, president of games-magazine publisher Enterbrain, recently forecast that that's just what the games console pioneer is planning. The E3 gaming conference takes place in July.
Unfortunately, Nintendo has since stepped in to try to kill the rumour, which led some reports to dub to anticipated upgrade either the ‘Liter’ or the ‘Extreme’.
The company said in a statement that it “cannot comment on the specifics of what will be announced at E3, but at the very least there won't be anything like what Mr. Hamamura suggested, so we would like to clearly deny this”.
Nintendo's statement isn’t all bad news though, because it does at least confirm that the company's planning to announce some goodies the E3 conference – even if it’s not a third-generation DS.
More to the point, perhaps, Nintendo doesn't deny its working on a new DS, only that it won't be announcing it at E3.
Hopefully will see the touted Wii controller capability and possibly some WPA2 support. Be nice to be able to download some new firmware to do all that as I only just recently got my DS.
Although, rosy first impression slightly tainted now by the lack of game variety, unless you want a glorified tamagotchi...
HD is irrelevant.... the ps3 can actually anti-alias pretty well in sd mode (unlike the blocky wii) - and a few people might want the superior quality of image and superior quality sound of BD (massively higher bit rates for both). media also works over SD - so people can use the ps3 as a media system (like myself).
all im trying to say is that for a relatively small amount of cash you can get a much superior console imho that, contracry to popular opinion, has plenty of good games out for it
"Go ahead and add another £500 to your PS3 total if you like, it'll just make you look like an even bigger clown" - wtf?? im sorry mate but its you looking like a clown. how does me wanting a decent quality tv make me a clown? are you saying that anyone who spends over £600 is a clown? im sure plenty of reg users have nice TVs... plus anyone buying a tv from this point onwards would be daft not to get a hd one
you just seem to be spoiling for a flame war - and im not buying.... now toddle off and share your sweets out :)
@ Ben Rose
i was just commenting on the fact that the wii isnt much cheaper then the ps3 after you buy all the necessaries. im not ps3 fanboy... but if someone bad mouths me i respond...
my first response was to the fact that nintendo denied a new DS so someone speculated that it might be a new wii - to which i replied i hope its a next-gen wii... then the flames start.... sigh - thanks for another helpful post :(
i am actually interested in this as the mrs wants a ds - so im curious to see whats new as i might get her a pressie