Nintendo likely to go large at press conference tomorrow, say analysts

Wednesday, 1st October 2008 16:22 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The internet’s going bonkers: what will Nintendo show tomorrow? There’s a good round-up of all the various rumours on Bloomberg, with a few quotes from analysts thrown in to make it sound “grown up.”

Basically, the smart money says it’s going to be a new DS, and a lot of talk has emerged today regarding a new set of Wii peripherals, as you’ll see in that Bloomberg piece.

As reported this morning, the amazingly risky rumour doing the round regarding software is that we’re going to see an update to an existing license. If you have a press, you should probably stop it.

For your information, the conference is happening simultaneously in Tokyo and California. We’ll bring you some solid details about timing tomorrow.

More educated guesswork through the first link.



  1. Syrok

    Ooh, meltdown.

    /awaits announcement of Wii Play Sudoku

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    They do this every time, and then it turns out to be something crap. :-D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Mario/Zelda, new DS, loads of other “stuff”. Bound to be. They’re flying in all the US press to CA as we speak, so there’s got to be some big bananas in there.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    It’ll be Wii Ironing. With the balance board as your ironing board, and the MotionPlus Wiimote as your iron. And you’ll get to iron Mario’s moustache. Or something.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    What time is this happening, by the way? Preferably in good old BST.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. patlike

    I’ve just mailed Nintendo. To be honest, I don’t actually know.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. trav

    MCV seem to think a new DS is on the cards. Supposedly it all kicks off at 5am. Whether that’s 5am tomorrow morning or the following morning is not clear.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Tokyo are ahead of us, so it’s probably tomorrow morning.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. patlike

    It’s definitely tomorrow. That would actually make it tonight in California.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. patlike

    5am? God. Ah well. No worse than 6am. Apart from an hour.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    I’ll be with you in spirit.

    But the important part is I will still be warm in bed.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. patlike

    I’ll be beating my chest and typing as fast as humanly possible.

    #12 6 years ago

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