It may sound like the obvious statement to make, but for how much Nintendo has enjoyed marginally improving its handheld
over the last few years, it's a big deal. According to an interview with Businessweek
, Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime has stated that the upcoming 3DS
will indeed be Nintendo's next platform -- not simply another revision of its already existing DS tech.
"The Nintendo 3DS for us is our next handheld platform," Fils-Aime assures. Even though Nintendo's business is "fundamentally about software, not hardware," the new tech will be "a means to an end" -- the final goal being "a great consumer experience."
Reggie wouldn't offer anything else on the proposed new handheld, other than mentioning Nintendo's plans of debuting it at E3
. We'll be there.