Iwata’s DS successor comments “misinterpreted”

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata’s recent comments about a more powerful and motion enabled DS successor were “misinterpreted,” a Nintendo spokesperson has said today.

Last week, Iwata was reported as saying that the new DS will have “highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing” — words that Nintendo now says Iwata never said. “Mr. Iwata did not make any comments regarding the functions of Nintendo’s future hardware systems,” Nintendo of America’s senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta told Kotaku. “The answer to the reporter’s question was misinterpreted.”

The paper Iwata was speaking to also wrote that the next Zelda game for the Wii would be out this year and that the Wii Vitality Sensor would be showcased in the summer. Scibetta did not address those points.