Next 360 and DS reportedly find hardware partners

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have done an admirable job making their systems seem fresh with hardware redesigns and user-interface improvements via firmware, but it seems like the next consoles are finally in the works

This console generation has been going on for quite some time. The Nintendo DS is almost five years old, while the Xbox 360 is almost finishing its fourth year of existence. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have done an admirable job making their systems seem fresh with hardware redesigns and user-interface improvements via firmware, but it seems like the next consoles are finally in the works, if recent reports are to be believed. Rumors have sprouted today about the successors to the Nintendo DS and Xbox 360, with Nvidia and AMD being named as the potential hardware providers, respectively.

Technology news site Fudzilla opened the 360 rumor floodgates with a recent post about AMD once again snatching the rights to provide the GPU for Microsoft's home video game console. On the portable front, Bright Side of News, a site dedicated to covering the ins and outs of the world of semiconductors, is stating that NVidia's Tegra "System on a Chip" processor will be making portable Nintendo games look pretty. According to BSN, the chip chosen is also very conducive to replicating the DS' visuals, which bodes well for backwards compatibility. You can read more about both reports on PC World's Game On blog (here's the DS and 360 stories), where Matt Peckham, a guy with way more knowledge than I of PC graphic cards and chipsets dishes his two cents on the topic. What do you folks think? When are you ready to see successors to some of your current consoles?

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