It has been announced that the new Nintendo DSi is set to get upgrades in line with what was rumoured, with Nintendo’s handheld now looking to be part of a wider plan to create a media distribution platform. The device will go on sale in November for ¥18,900, with an international release to follow in 2009.
In a boon to upskirt photographers, the DS will get an integrated .3 megapixel camera, a 17% increase in screen size to 3.25 inches so as to better scrutinise the quarry, and higher quality sound reproduction (useful if you happen to record their screams).
Software will also be included to allow manipulation of the gathered images, and convenient music playback.
To store the photos taken a high capacity SD card slot is included, which can, more importantly, also hold all the downloadable content Nintendo is planning to sell by way of the new “DSi Shop”, set to mirror the functionality of the Wii’s.
Finally, improved wireless networking and the addition of a tuned version of the Opera browser look to offer much improved Internet capabilities.
The source is the Nintendo Conference 2008 Autumn, where they released detailed information.
Coming not long after the news that the Wii is set to get a full TV content delivery system spearheaded by anime, it looks as if Nintendo have some interesting plans in store.