Fake E3 2009: Iwata announces cancelled handheld console

2407205Ever wonder what could have been? Keep wondering. According to Chris Morris at CNBC, Iwata has said that ready-for-market handheld system was canceled sometime in the last three years.

Nintendo’s global president Satoru Iwata says the company did have another handheld gaming system complete at one point in the past three years, but ultimately decided not to release it.

“In the history of Nintendo, there are several such examples,” he says. “But when we are launching new hardware, the most important is thing is to sustain the momentum. If introducing new hardware won’t do anything to do that, well”¦”

Iwata declined to give any details about the recent cancelled product.

So what was this great mystery handheld? Don’t count on ever finding out – but if it’s any consolation, it was probably another variant DS revision.

(Thanks James!)