Nintendo admits to rival DSi handheld
Mystery console already designed
Nintendo has revealed that it’s already designed an alternative handheld console to the DSi.
The handheld was conceived at some point during the previous three years, but the gaming giant’s Global President, Satoru Iwata, told CNBC that it’s since decided not to release the mystery device.
He didn’t disclose any technical information about the console and stressed that “the most important thing is to sustain the momentum. If introducing new hardware won’t do anything to do that, well…”.
So how does Nintendo intend on sustaining its sales momentum? A price cut’s unlikely because Iwata added that slashing a console’s price has a “rather limited effect” and so Nintendo doesn’t currently have any plans to cut the Wii’s price. ®
I had two ds-lites ... sold mine, kept the other as it's the wifes.... I'm currently keeping a close eye on Open Pandora project.... so far it is shaping up to be everything the new psp should have been - really wifi / bluetooth / touchscreen / two sticks ... should be awesome for playing snes games, quake 3 matches and so on! :) I just hope they make the case a little more attractive!
Easy fix to wifi problem
If you do wish to use the online services you can get ninty's wireless adapter. it is a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist, but perhaps worth the cost.
Back to the article... whatever it is, i want one.
Why do they even mention this now when the DSi is selling so well?
Is it because Sony is showing off the latest model PSP?
Anyway, whatever it is, I hope they remember to add support for WPA encrypted WiFi.
(I'm skipping the DSi because with only WEP-encryption, I won't be using any online functions, not even battling Pokémon online)
Mine's the jacket with the Pokedex in the pocket...
Remember that the DS is a standalone brand and there's not been an official successor to the GameBoy Advance.
At the time of it's release, the DS was reported as a new, experimental, product branch that would run alongside the GameBoy, but the success of the DS took over.
The mind boggles.
What could it be? A handheld with some crazy control system? With more than one screen? A handheld that shows you the best techniques for tossing a pancake?