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Iwata: DSi by autumn

"Autumn or year-end launch," reckons the Nintendo boss

Expect to see the new version of Nintendo's DS outside of Japan by the summer of 2009 if comments made by president Satoru Iwata are anything to go by.

The DSi is now on sale in Japan. But what about us? "Specific plans will be unveiled by our local subsidiaries, but an autumn or year-end launch would probably be too late," Iwata told analysts, via Reuters.

"With the business environment having changed this much, we of course need to stay alert. But so far I haven't seen even the slightest sign that overseas DS and Wii demand is being affected by the economy," Iwata added.