Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Nintendo of Japan finally unveiled the mystery machine.
Dubbed the "Nintendo DS," the new portable device provides two 3-inch TFT LCD screens for a new type of gameplay. No longer will games have to switch viewpoints to show far and close action. Switching your view is now purely up to you.
"We have developed Nintendo DS based upon a completely different concept from existing game devices in order to provide players with a unique entertainment experience," exclaimed Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
In sports games, for example, one screen could show the entire field while the other concentrates on your desired character.
The hardware sports an impressive memory module of up to one gigabit and two separate processors. No details were given on the media type, games or price, but it is expected to launch later this year in Japan.
We'll have extended details and pictures as they become available.