New product to be announced by Nintendo Thursday (10/2)

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  1. Tempbot
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    [​IMG] New product to be announced by Nintendo Thursday (10/2)
    Many speculate new DS with camera and mp3 player
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    Please note: The following is a RUMOUR and SPECULATION and has not been confirmed by Nintendo.

    Nintendo plans to launch a new version of its popular DS portable gaming device with a camera and music player function, according to a report in the Sunday edition of The Nikkei Business Daily.

    The new version will have better wireless capability for connecting to the Internet and will cost under ¥20,000 (US$189), the report said. It will be offered first in Japan, it said.

    Nintendo was not immediately available for comment.

    The company is scheduled to present an unnamed "new product" at a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday and speculation has been rife that it would be a new version of the DS.

    The DS first went on sale in 2004 and a second version, called the DS Lite, debuted two years later in 2006. Both have sold extremely well with worldwide sales of the DS products at 77.5 million units as of the end of June this year.

    In Japan, a total of 23 million of the devices have been sold in the country -- roughly one for every fifth person -- but in recent months sales have started to slow. In the April to June quarter Nintendo sold 580,000 units in Japan versus 2.1 million in the same period of 2007 so analysts have predicted a refresh of the DS might be coming to stimulate sales.

    For the current fiscal year to the end of March 2009 Nintendo predicts it will sell 28 million

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  2. da_head

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    i will be DAMNED if they release a new ds now. then again, nintendo can be pretty stupid.
     
  3. zidane_genome

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  4. Doomsday Forte

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    Why not? Sony's doing it with the PSP-3000 series. Oooh, less glare, brighter screen for outdoors playing! Whoo-hoo.
     
  5. Renegade_R

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    My speculation for the entire show:

    - Pedometer for DS Fit (new DS game! [​IMG] )
    - Brain Age 3
    - GTA: China Town Wars - 2 additional screenshots released + new logo
    - Wii Music live demos
    - Games announced using the Wii Motion Plus, emphasis on Wii Sports 2 and Wii Music 2 (yes 2...)
    - Utter reassurance that the core gamer is still part of their roadmap

    PS: Oh and The Conduit has been revamped for the casual gamer adding cel-shaded graphics, reduced frame rates, and weapons one-shot kill EVERYTHING and explode in balloons, streamers and baddies drop presents....oh and everyone wears a party hat.

    PPS: And you get John Madden commentary.

    PPPS: And John Madden is actually Captain Rainbow.

    PPPPS: That does Falcon Punches.

    PPPPPS: Twice.
     
  6. zidane_genome

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    DS Fit? They have something like that now... that comes with a pedophile... I mean pedometer (lolz)

    As for the "core gamers"... we are lost to the casual gamer...

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii!!

    Help Mario and Luigi save Princess Peach from the dreaded NY Times Crosswords!! Over 100 exciting fun filled levels of challenge and intrigue!! Who knows what villianus traps await them!! Use your Wii Remotes Motion Plus accessory for real time pencil tapping! Bonus 'Hard' mode with INK!!
     
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    But you can't have a REAL DS Fit without Nintendo endorsement with their totally exclusive TOUCH GENERATIONS! logo now can ya?
     
  8. m-dog

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    Maybe new super mario bros 2 and Metroid Dread [​IMG]
     
  9. da_head

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    sony's stupid. ds sales r awesome now, y would they wanna kill their own sales?
     
  10. R2DJ

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    *crosses fingers for their Wii storage solution*
     
  11. CockroachMan

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    LMAO! But no, seriously, the guys from High Voltage said that they received some proposals from publisher to do stuff like that with their game (reduce the quality, make it more casual) and refused [​IMG]

    They also said that they would announce The Conduit's publisher in October.. I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo was publishing it [​IMG]

    I'm expecting some game announcements for early 2009.. but nothing really special, since Nintendo already stated that the games being worked by the Zelda and Mario teams won't be coming until late 2009, maybe something on WiiWare. Also expecting some more information on the Motion Plus and MAYBE a light on the Wii storage solution.
     
  12. DarkSpace

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    gamespot seems to have picked out an article about this like thy believe it. Supposedly for Japan it's for the end of this year.
     
  13. CockroachMan

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    DS sales were below the PSP for most of this year .. this wouldn't kill their sales.. far from it, everyone in Japan would want a new DS with camera [​IMG]
     
  14. Orc

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    I guess I'ma go smash all my DS lites with a hammer now and buy the new ones.
     
  15. Eon-Rider

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    Hmm... Will this new DS possibly have flash cart protection?
     
  16. DarkSpace

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    On a side note we already have an MP3 player if you have a decent flashcart, and who needs a crappy camera?
     
  17. Prime

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    lol i don't think so.

    I may not has alot of knowledge about the subject but I don't think nintendo can stop any flash card being used on a ds.
     
  18. ZenZero

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    plz no
     
  19. teonintyfive

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    I don't think I'd want a camera
     
  20. playallday

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    I hate all the RUMORS!!! I sell DS's so every time someone says something like this I make like 20% less...