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Nintendo DS2 details leak: bigger, higher-res screens, accelerometer, late-2010 launch?

Nintendo DS2 details leak: bigger, higher-res screens, accelerometer, late-2010 launch?

Nintendo's DSi XL isn't even on US shelves yet, and already gamers are prodding developers to find out details about the next-gen handheld.  News on the Nintendo DS2 was top of the list for RPad.TV when they hit up GDC 2010, and they've managed to extract a few choice nuggets in the process.  The DS2 - the official name of which nobody would, or could, spill - will apparently keep its dual-displays, but the panels will be larger, higher-resolution and have so minimal a gap between them that titles will be able to in effect use them as a single, big screen.

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Nintendo’s Iwata: iPad just “a bigger iPod touch”

Nintendo’s Iwata: iPad just “a bigger iPod touch”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't mince his words; asked about Apple's iPad launch this week, the outspoken executive has told reporters that the tablet "was a bigger iPod touch", and that "there were no surprises for me".  Meanwhile Iwata has also confirmed that while Nintendo's engineers are currently developing new gaming machines, it's unlikely that we'll see a motion-sensor enabled DS or a high-definition version of the Wii.

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Nintendo DS2 set for launch in next 15 months says analyst

Nintendo DS2 set for launch in next 15 months says analyst

Portable gaming is traditionally dominated by two main players -- Nintendo and Sony. Over the last few years, a very tough competitor has entered into the mobile gaming market with arguably the best mobile gaming platform around -- the iPhone. With the tougher competition, it is no surprise that the traditional companies are looking to update hardware.

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Tegra 2 confirmed for next-gen Nintendo DS say sources

Tegra 2 confirmed for next-gen Nintendo DS say sources

It's almost as much fun speculating about new gaming hardware as it is playing on current-gen consoles, so color us intrigued at DigitalFoundry's "credible sources" who are saying that the next-gen Nintendo DS will run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and that it's "not unrealistic" that the handheld will out-grunt the current Nintendo Wii.  Problem is, Sony's next-gen PSP2 has also seen a few spilled details, and that's looking even more impressive: think along the lines of potential GPU power in-between the original Xbox and the Xbox 360.

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Nintendo DSi LL size comparison video with DSi & DS Lite

Nintendo DSi LL size comparison video with DSi & DS Lite

We already know that US and European gamers will have to wait until early next year before they can pick up a new Nintendo DSi XL, but with the Japanese launch of the DSi LL imminent the handheld has already had its first TV appearance.  In the video you can see after the cut, TV Osaka demonstrate the new DSi LL and compare it against the existing Nintendo DSi.  The outcome?  Yep, it's bigger.

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Nintendo DSi LL with 4.2-inch displays official [Update: DSi XL for UK in Q1 2010]

Nintendo DSi LL with 4.2-inch displays official [Update: DSi XL for UK in Q1 2010]

Nintendo have officially announced their latest handheld console, and like the rumors suggested it packs larger displays than the DSi.  The Nintendo DSi LL will drop in Japan on November 21st, complete with twin 4.2-inch displays (compared to the DSi's two 3.25-inch displays); as before, the lower panel is a touchscreen.

Update: Nintendo UK have confirmed to Electricpig that the handheld will arrive in the UK come Q1 2010, as the Nintendo DSi XL.  We're guessing it'll have the same name and launch schedule in the US, too, though nothing is official as yet.  No word on pricing, either.

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