New DS to come out later this year in Japan, no US release date confirmed

Nintendo DS Lite

What is up everybody at PN and XBL Radio, B4 here to give you the latest news as to what is going on in the gaming community. Today I actually have a news story for you from the world of Nintendo, so let us get right to it.

According to an article in which I found on the site, which acquired this information from Nikkei Net, a new version of the DS that focuses on multimedia capabilities is set to release sometime this year in Japan.

Here are some of the new features that it will have:

1. Built in camera

2. Music playback capabilities

3. Improved wireless functions (not sure what this means, maybe better wi-fi support?)

4. Larger screens

I know it might seem like these new features are not all that special at first glance. If you take some time to think about it however, some of them might give a few titles that support wi-fi on the DS an even better chance, for the people who play them, to be more interactive with other people who play Nintendo games online.

Camera support could allow to import your face into a game, music playback might allow you to add your own soundtrack to a game, the possibilities are endless.

Now no pricing detail, or release date of the US version of this new system have been released yet, but it is said to cost JPY 20,000 in Japan, and will be releasing over there later this year.

When more details about this new version of the DS come out, I will let you know, until then, this is all I have to give you.

Until next time gamers, this is B4 signing off

Take Care,


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