Rumor: The Next Nintendo Console's Controller Has a Front-Facing Camera?

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According to an "insider", a report on Develop is claiming that Nintendo's next home console will ship with a controller that features a front-facing camera. Just like the DSi and 3DS.

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This camera would "be used for in-game images"; presumably, that means anything you take a snap of (like you face) could be then imported into a game.

If correct, this would mean that the console's controller would feature a touch-screen display and a camera in addition to the regular stuff like buttons.

So it's a DSi, then!

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DISCUSSION

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TheolaRegulus

Has anybody thought that maybe the idea is to have the DSi or 3DS as the controller?

Like...the next console could come in a bundle with the DSi/3DS, or on its own if you already have one?

Far fetched, I know...and probably not accurate at all, but it could work. Just plug in your DSi/3DS and you've got a controller for the console...