Is Nintendo prepping new hardware range?

Momentum is growing behind rumours that Nintendo is preparing to unveil updates to both of its market leading consoles.

Talk of a redesigned DS has been doing the rounds for quite some time, and the latest murmurings suggest that a new handheld boasting two touch screens, an integrated digital camera and improved wi-fi internet performance is ready for release later this year.

Commentators point out that Nintendo is keen to gain advantage over Sony’s resurgent PSP, which has outsold the DS in Japan in the last six months. Some are saying the new machine could be unveiled at tomorrow’s anticipated Japanese press briefing, or at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.

Elsewhere, What They Play is claiming to have word on an updated Wii console, dubbed the Wii HD, which will offer greater graphical clout than the current model. The upgrade is said to be similar in nature to the company’s transition from game Boy to Game Boy Advance.

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