Reckon Nintendo is brewing a new version of the 3DS? Perhaps, but the company's focus is on a future generation according to Shigeru Miyamoto.
The father of all things Super Mario Bros, was recently quizzed on the company's recurring approach to handhelds - releasing revised hardware models a year or two after the original, for example the Game Boy Advance SP and the DS Lite. Is the 3DS Lite around the corner?
A new version of the company's 3D powerhouse was strongly rumoured to make an appearance at E3 last week, but since has simmered into mystery. It seems Nintendo's focus at the moment maybe geared toward an eventual successor to the current 3DS generation, rather than a simple change in shell.
I really feel like I'm satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it's the best for this generation. What we're thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld.
Miyamoto isn't writing off the current generation, and still feels there's plenty of room for development and that despite Nintendo releasing Circle Pad Pro as a bolt on, the gyroscope compensates for that.
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