Today, Japanese news site Nikkei Net is reporting that the time has finally come for Nintendo to roll out another new DS, and that the system will arrive in Japan by the end of the year. Planned features for the unnamed DS revision include a camera function, music playback, and improved wireless capabilities. No mention was made of previously speculated upgrades like larger screens, enhanced memory, or a smaller size.
Nikkei expects the redesigned system to carry a price tag of about ¥20,000 ($188), somewhat higher than the ¥16,800 ($158) Nintendo currently charges for the first redesign of its popular portable, the DS Lite. The new system will reportedly arrive on Japanese store shelves by the end of the year.
Attempts to contact a Nintendo representative for comment were unsuccessful as of press time.