In an interview with Japan's Asahi Shimbun
newspaper, Nintendo prez Satoru Iwata provided some rare commentary on what we might expect from a DS successor – not just another
DS revision, mind you – whenever the gaming giant gets the urge to upgrade its golden goose. "[It will have] highly detailed graphics," Iwata said, giving ample (but obvious!) fuel to those NVIDIA Tegra on DS rumors
. "And it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing." Now, before you do that annoying cough thing while saying "iPhone" under your breath, we'd like to remind you that Nintendo isn't really an also-ran to this motion-controlled gaming thing. Iwata made a point of saying that an iPhone-esque monthly cellular data plan wasn't in the works; however, that doesn't rule out a Kindle-like data service
for the future handheld, as the executive previously mused about, providing for "free" gaming downloads on the go.
Now that the boring kid stuff has been put to bed, we can take the mature
news out of the cabinet: The pulse-detecting Wii Vitality Sensor
will make an appearance at a press conference in July (hey, that's E3 time) with plans for a release "as soon as possible." We trust you guys can take care of the old people jokes yourselves, right?