Details of the new DS

A Japanese business magazine has outlined what to expect from the new DS and thanks to DSfanboy we have a translation and it says this:

Japanese business newspaper Nikkei posted an article describing features in an upcoming new DS model set for this year, designed with the intention of competing with the iPhone and other mobile devices. According to the article, the new hardware will include a camera and music playback functionality. The camera will be integrated into gameplay, which suggests that it may be more of a new system than an upgrade. It also features the ability to connect with “information terminals” to get location-sensitive information, which we know Nintendo has looked into. There’s even more in the print version of the same article. It states that the device will cost less than 20,000 yen.

It all sounds pretty believable and Nintendo does have a conference coming up, a new machine would also fit into other signs that the DS is about to die which we covered here and as Apple are starting to compete for a share in the hand held gaming market it would be foolish fo Nintendo to stick with a 4 year old system. We will just have to wait and see what the start of October will bring.