Rumour: New DS Is Better Than The Zune

Having heard from "credible sources from within the mobile graphics industry", Digital Foundry have done a little digging and come up with probable hardware guesstimates for Nintendo's alleged next generation of handheld hardware.

They reckon that, with the rumoured machine due to launch late next year, it's going to be powered by the second iteration of nVidia's Tegra chipset, not the original as was first suggested. For reference, the Zune HD - capable of stuff like this - runs on the Tegra, while Nintendo's new handheld would be running on the Tegra 2.

nVidia reckon the Tegra 2 has four times the power of the Tegra. So look at what the Zune HD can do then imagine something... better.

Course, we still have no idea what Nintendo have planned for their next handheld; it could be another two-screen device, it could be a return to the single-screen days of the Game Boy, it could be something else entirely. But hey, whatever it is, it's nice to know (if this info checks out) that we're looking at a substantial upgrade from the current DS tech.

Oh, and if you're interested, the Digital Foundry piece also has some less concrete stuff on Sony's supposed PSP2 as well.

In Theory: Nintendo DS2 vs. Sony PSP2 [Digital Foundry]




    I wonder what sort of CPU Sony will use for the PSP2?

    Staying with MIPS would give better compatibility with the current PSP, but all the interesting developments seem to be happening with ARM and x86.

    Now Nintendo has recaptured their audience I believe their next gen hardware will be impressive. They just need to give the devs some headroom so they can make HD games if they wish. As Nintendo has proven not everything needs to be cutting edge to be entertaining. But its a shame when games like Zelda and Final Fantasy are limited to such tight specs. If this rumor has any truth to it i'm really excited as Nintendo are my fav and their 1st party software still impresses me every time.


    GBA - 1 screen
    DS - 2 screens

    Logically the next step is 3 screens. One for each eye.

    this is totaly fake! first of all, it is not called PSP2 it is PSP Go, stupid people...
    and nintendo sucks and will always suck in HD games!

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