We weren't that surprised when Nintendo denied any knowledge
of the existence of a new DS model hinted at by Famitsu publisher Hirokazu Hamamura
last week. We were a little more surprised when Hamamura himself denied ever making the prediction.
IGN is reporting
on a statement released by Enterbrain (Famitsu's parent company) explaining that reports of the original prediction were inaccurate and that Hamamura actually "believes it unlikely that Nintendo would release a new form factor or a successor model" for the DS. So was it simply a mistaken quote/translation, or did the powers-that-be at Nintendo put the screws to Enterbrain in order to tone back the speculation? We may never know the truth, but that won't stop us from wildly speculating ourselves ...