Nintendo pushing play on new DS by 2009

Camera, music, WiFi to be added to No. 1 portable console

TOKYO -- Nintendo plans to release a new model of its portable DS gaming console with a camera, music player and high-speed WiFi capabilities by the end of 2008.

The new model would go on sale for less than 20,000 yen ($185), Japan's leading business newspaper the Nikkei said Sunday.

Nintendo spokesperson Yasuhiro Minagawa said that the Kyoto-based company is "always trying to surprise people and expand the gaming market, but would not confirm details about any new model.

Although the DS already is the best-selling portable console ever -- with 80 million units worldwide -- and looks set to beat the 100 million-unit console record set by Sony's PlayStation 2, the DS has, in the past six months, been outsold by the PlayStation Portable in Japan.