Thursday, 2 October 2008

New Nintendo DS Announced

We've all been waiting for it, now here it is. The new Nintendo DSi.

It's launching in Japan on the 1st of November. It features a thinner design (accomplished by removing the GBA slot, making guitar hero unusable), a camera and a SD slot so that you can play back MP3's.

There's nothing been mentioned about anything changing inside the machine although there is talk of DSi games which makes me suspect that something is happening inside.

The rest of the world won't see anything of it until well into 2009.

Here's some pics and a link to the telegraph's story...although I suspect they need to get their facts corrected;

"Nintendo said it had sold more than 77.5 million DS consoles worldwide since the device first went on sale in 2004.

In 2006, Nintendo revamped the DS, introducing a touchscreen version, the DS Lite. The Japanese games company has been credited with bringing a new audience to the world of gaming."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the DS has always been touchscreen. That was kinda the point behind it.

And here is some better information at

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