toggle

AAPL Stock: 101.46 ( + 1.35 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Nintendo DS 2 may have better-than-iPhone tilt sensor

updated 07:50 am EST, Wed February 17, 2010

Devs provide early clues to DS sequel features

Nintendo's rumored DS sequel may revolve around a particularly advanced tilt sensor. A third-party developer claims that multiple Japanese firms have received early developer kits and that the incomplete hardware has a tilt sensor (likely an accelerometer) that's like the iPhone's but "does a lot more." The worker cautions CVG that Nintendo is asking for feedback on the prototypes but that early results are very positive.

"It's genuinely the best thing I think I've ever worked with," he says.

The purported source isn't willing to provide a specific timeframe for the launch but says a showing at the Game Developers Conference next month would be too soon. The next most obvious event would be E3 in June, but this wasn't mentioned by the developer.

Nintendo is unofficially believed to be planning an aggressive replacement for the DS and DSi, which may include a Tegra 250, as a reaction less to Sony's PSP and more to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. The nearly six years old dual-screen handheld is not only significantly slower and lower resolution than its new competitor but demands games that are much more expensive on average. A typical DS game costs $30 to $40 where an iPhone or iPod touch game is often $10 or less, even for direct ports of DS titles.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +8

    So...

    Nintendo are planning a successor to the DS that will be more advanced than the DS. I should bloody hope so! When have companies ever deliberately gone backwards (apart from Microsoft)?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

toggle

Most Commented