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Analyst claims Nintendo is making built-in storage DS

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Nov 2007 17:48 User comments (4)

Analyst claims Nintendo is making built-in storage DS An analyst with Pacific Crest Securities claims that Nintendo already has a new enhanced version of its DS handheld device manufactured and is keeping it aside until it needs a boost in sales. Researcher Evan Wilson told Gamespot about contracts the gaming company has signed which hint that it is going to move its design away from the cartridge slot to built-in flash memory.
The device also apparently would be thinner and would sport larger dual-screens. Right now, the DS Lite is one of the hottest selling gadgets there is, so there is no need for any major revamp. When sales start to slow down, Nintendo would see it as an opportunity for such a newer system to provide a needed boost.

Nintendo neither confirmed nor denied the analyst's predictions. A spokesman for Nintendo said the report consists of "rumors and speculation" and declined to comment further.

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4 user comments

121.11.2007 8:40

I wonder if this would have any effect on homebrewing and running ROMs with the aid of flash cart.

221.11.2007 17:15

Storage, eh? o_O Might get a DS...



323.11.2007 18:50

yeah, wow, I couldn't even imagine my DS without storage capabilities. Carrying around a bunch of cartridges (no matter how tiny) is really archaic. I'm not an advocate of piracy for piracy's sake, but every DS owner really should have an M3 or similar device.

417.12.2007 5:46

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Nintendo neither confirmed nor denied the analyst's predictions. A spokesman for Nintendo said the report consists of "rumors and speculation" and declined to comment further.
Give it a few days or weeks and seeing how i am behind in reading about this there will be a reply to this soon enough.

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