AAPL Stock: 112.12 ( + 2.62 )

Printed from

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



  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    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.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented