Nintendo Says It Scrapped Third Hardware Platform

Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata isn't afraid to make hard decisions, having recently scuttled a third hardware platform that would've have internally competed with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi.

According to a report from CNBC, Iwata says that Nintendo had another handheld gaming system in the works as recently as three years ago. What that platform would have been, which market it would have targeted and what kinds of games it would play, Iwata didn't say.

What he did say, or at least indicate, was that platform that would coexist with the Nintendo DS and Wii wouldn't do much for the company's "momentum."

"But when we are launching new hardware, the most important is thing is to sustain the momentum," Iwata said. "If introducing new hardware won't do anything to do that, well…" Well, what?!

Nintendo President: 'We Have Scuttled New Hardware' [CNBC via Dtoid]


    My guess is that it was a new Game Boy (as in actually bearing the name). By the way, how come US comments don't show up for Australian readers anymore. I'm clicking "US Comments" but it ain't doin' jack.

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