Just days after the rumor hit the Internet, Nintendo has denied that there are any plans for a launch of a new redesigned DS Lite at this year’s upcoming E3 event.
The rumor and speculation began when Enterbrain president Hirokazu Hamamura made comments that suggested Nintendo was ready to headline E3 with a new hardware revision to its very popular DS handheld.
“We cannot comment on the specifics of what will be announced at E3, but at the very least there won’t be anything like what Mr. Hamamura suggested, so [we] would like to clearly deny this,” said Nintendo Japan’s head of PR.
“We’re having a hard time understanding what kind of evidence [Mr. Hamamura] had for saying this.”
Hamamura suggested, citing past moves by Nintendo, that a new hardware revision is in the works because the company does such revisions every two years. The Nintendo DS Lite was launched two years ago, in 2006.