Nintendo DS to feature undisclosed capability

Nintendo rep says the upcoming handheld will have a "secret" port and will likely come in different colors.


TOKYO--In the latest issue of Nintendo Dream magazine, Nintendo spokesman Mitsuaki Hagishima revealed that there is a secret on the Nintendo DS' hardware. Located on the bottom-right side of the handheld, next to the earphone plug, is a square hole for which Nintendo has not given any explanation.

"There’s a little secret to this [hole]," comments Hagiwara in the magazine. "It looks as though you can plug something in there, but the stylus pen is going to be connected to the back [of the handheld], so…we’ll reveal more in the future."

Hagiwara also commented that Nintendo is currently considering the release of different color variations on the Nintendo DS, which would be similar to how the company has released different color models of the Game Boy Advance and GBA SP.

"There’s nothing specific decided about the coloring [of the DS], except that it will be two-toned," says Hagiwara. "We released three color variations when the GBA launched. We’re still thinking about what colors variations of the DS to release, but while taking into consideration the production efficiency, we’re thinking of releasing colors that are popular throughout the world, since it will be launched worldwide [at about the same time]."

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