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Toying with a camera, gaming with new ideas

Come November 1 and the world’s first toy camera for children will be launched. Nintendo’s DSi, a portable gaming console, will allow players to scribble on photos.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2008 16:04 IST

Come November 1 and the world’s first toy camera for children will be launched. Nintendo’s DSi, a portable gaming console, will allow players to mix images, scribble on photos and create new faces.



Apart from being a toy camera, the revamped DS would also facilitate network-building and party fun for older people in the company’s ongoing quest to make gaming popular with everyone and not just a niche crowd.



The improved DSi is thinner than the current DS model, and will have a bigger screen. “We want to change the DS into something that's in every household to something that's for every person,” said Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo.



The Nintendo DSi will go on sale in Japan on November 1 for $180, and will be available overseas next year. Dates and other details for overseas plans will be announced later by the company’s regional units later, said Iwata. The firm also demonstrated new game software for its hit Wii home console, including Wii Music.



Players just need to jiggle their remote controller to feel as though they are playing any of 60 musical instruments, including a drum set, sitar, saxophone and piano, although there are only 50 preprogrammed melodies. Users will be able to make those tunes play electronically from their Wii machines at their own speed and whim and guaranteed to not sound a single incorrect note.