Nintendo has said it is not planning an iPad-like makeover for the Wii successor’s controller.
The firm has still not released details regarding the mysterious device, but it is unlikely to follow the footsteps of Apple iPad.
Earlier, it was rumoured that the new gadget will include a touchscreen and camera.
Commenting on the popularity of gaming tablets, company chief Saturo Iwata said: “I think it is an interesting device if it creates an experience that is in line with the trend created by Nintendo DS.
“On the other hand, we have never abandoned the + Control Pad and buttons for our game systems because we think these functions are advantageous when creating highly reactive games.
“In this meaning, I do not think Nintendo hardware will take on any of the current tablet forms as they are without buttons, to make our game devices. However, this is only when we consider tablets as game devices and, for other purposes, I think tablets are very interesting, and they are a form of hardware that will continue to grow.”
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