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Nintendo quiet on new DS rumours

DS with two touch screens "rumour and speculation" says company

Nintendo has told GamesIndustry.biz that it will not comment on new rumours of a redesigned DS handheld, branding talk "rumour and speculation".

US blog Kotaku has suggested that the company will be issuing a new DS next year, featuring two touch-sensitive screens.

According to the story, any official word on such a device would not be announced by Nintendo until after the Christmas sales period.

Sales of the handheld in Japan during the financial quarter ended June 30 have dropped, but the system is still selling well in Europe and the US.

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.12 years ago
Nintendo has no financial or creative reason to release a new handheld yet. Especially considering they continue to work on the firmware and functionality and have massive 3rd party support on the way.

Kotaku may want to stick to blogging and not prognosticating.
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