Nintendo sez: probably not. If you’re waiting for that redesigned, slimmer, non-GBA-emulating Nintendo DS, don’t expect it under your tree this Xmas. Nintendo has responded to analysts who’ve said this new DS is coming by basically saying, “not really, at least not right now.”
While the rumored upgrade is the natural progression for the handheld, the analysts are now saying not to look for it until the current model drops in demand and profitability, and with the price point just so, and the holiday season coming up, we expect to see it in our stockings next year for sure.
New DS model claim ‘speculation’ [Eurogamer]