Iwata: Next Nintendo handheld to have “ability to read movements”

Wednesday, 6th January 2010 09:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Iwata DS

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has mentioned first details of a possible new handheld from Nintendo: one that may not be a new DS SKU.

Speaking in an interview with The Asashi Shimbun (via Kotaku), Iwata only said this much on a new device:

“[It will have] highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing.”

Bar the multiple DS SKUs released so far, this is the first time Nintendo has talked about a new-new handheld in any form.

E3? Brace yourself.



  1. Blerk

    Been watching that there iPhone have you, Ninty? :-)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    Project Nintal

    #2 5 years ago
  3. rainer

    The highly detailed graphics comment is interesting, it would be surprising if Nintendo made a handled solely for hardcore gamers. It’s probably an Arm CPU and PowerVR SGX GPU same as high end smartphones.

    Actually I dont think Nintendo is in any danger yet from smartphones at least not until they become commodity items and sell for nothing so that will take a long time to happen but it is heading that way.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Roybott

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the new Nintendo handheld was capable of better graphics then the Wii… :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    The chances of Nintendo ever making a machine ‘solely for hardcore gamers’ ever again are practically zero. We’ll be lucky if they support us by accident, never mind by design.

    #5 5 years ago

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