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Confirmed: Nintendo DS headset

Confirmed by the big N, this external microphone/earpiece (we'll just call it a headset) will be releasing to the Japanese gaming public come September 14th for roughly $10 American. Rumor has it that the headset is going to be utilized by the upcoming cash cow Pokemon Diamond/Pearl, which will allow for full voice chat. Personally, we'd like for it to release a bit earlier, say right around the time Starfox Command comes out. Now there's a game that could benefit from the use of a headset!

[Via Go Nintendo]

[Note: That is not an actual shot of what the final product will look like. If you have access to such top-secret pictures, please send them to us.]

[Double Note: That is, in fact, NOT my father, despite popular belief. He just plays him on the internet.]

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7-12-2006 @ 6:09PM

DSgirl said...

Wow! This sounds cool. I was hoping voice chat would get a bigger role in games. The question is, how many games will utilise it, and how effective will they be? Hmmm, I wonder if this set would be compatible with Wii....


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7-12-2006 @ 6:59PM

Beanie said...

You know, I've had this figured out since I bought my DS a year or so ago. If you just look at the headphone jack, there's a picture of a headset.


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7-12-2006 @ 7:35PM

braulio said...

no way!, why can't we have a headset like the one in the picture?!

about time that thing comes out though,hopefully plenty of games will make use of it.

I think that around the time that pic was taken, my dad looked exactly like that, too bad that's not really your dad, or we could have been brothers...o well


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7-12-2006 @ 7:58PM

Duscrom said...

I've already seen a headset for the DS... it was at my local best buy sitting next to the DS-Lites on launch day.


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7-12-2006 @ 9:08PM

Cosine said...

I believe a 3rd party has beat the big N, at least as far as earpieces go. Check it out:


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7-12-2006 @ 11:20PM

Marc said...

When is Pokemon Diamond/Pearl comming out in America?


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7-13-2006 @ 8:19AM

Isaac said...

Yeah, one of my local stores was bundling Brain Age with a headset.


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