Newly Designed DS Out This Month?

Rumors are a muck suggesting Nintendo could pull an Apple and release a newly designed DS on January 16, this according to Lik-Sang. Spong has reported that the new DS will take on a “cellular phone-inspired design” with voice-driven functionality (VOIP). From the article: “Another clamshell design is expected, with the DS slimmed down significantly in all directions. The new DS is expected to be ‘…an opening square’ with the side-buttons and D-pad barely fitting.”

Fact or Fiction? We’re going with “no idea” on this one, but if true, please make the thing more ergonomic than the original. And by the way, I have yet to play a video game on an ergonomic cell-phone, so hopefully that rumor is bogus.

[Source: Spong]


  1. ‘ello, ‘ello! What’s goin’ on ‘ere then?

    According to a guy on the IGN boards who claims to work for Nintendo, that’s the same date that IGN will be shown the final secret of the Revolution controller.

    What’s so special about January 16th?

  2. Fake rumor day.

  3. Go go more Spong rumors! 😀

  4. I think it’s Chuck Norris’ birthday.

  5. Fake rumor day is the same day as offical ass kicking day??

  6. “What’s so special about January 16th?”

    What’s not special about JANUARY 16th? read this:

  7. Yeah that second link is the doodle they had posted here a few months back. The doodle makes it impossible to play so many games because the screens are side by side. Guy must have not really ever played a DS.

  8. you are supposed to hold it vertical

  9. Well we know that a DS redesign is in the works, actually I knew there was a redesign in the pipe line after seeing the original DS! Definitely going to be slimmer, but what else will they do? Well I reckon they might increase battery life just to rub it in Sony’s face. Does the DS currently have backlighting and how often do you experience glare?

  10. I can’t wait to replace my ugly machine. I’d be embarassed to pull the thing out in public if it weren’t so much fun.

  11. Agreed, Albo. I have my white import DS sitting on my desk next to my 20-inch iMac, my ceramic white psp, and my iBook. The DS comes off as the inbred, red-headed stepchild. I’m afraid the psp will shove him off the desk when I turn away.

  12. I can’t wait for any kind of DS redesigning, if any.

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