Newspaper denies “misinterpreting” Iwata’s DS successor comments

Let’s do a quick recap: Last week a Japanese newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun, had an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and reported him saying that the successor to the Nintendo 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.”

Less than a week later, Nintendo said the outlet “misinterpreted” the comments made and that “Mr. Iwata did not make any comments regarding the functions of Nintendo’s future hardware systems.”

Now the newspaper — one of Japan’s largest and most respected according to Kotaku — has responded to Nintendo’s accusation, saying their reporting was in fact accurate. “The article quoted Nintendo President Satoru Iwata’s comment accurately,” a statement released by the newspaper reads. Which leaves the ball in Nintendo’s court.