Spong.com has posted an interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata in which he says:
"I will tell you that the Nintendo DS is the key indication for what Nintendo really wants to do with the Revolution."
I haven't heard a statement this direct about the Revolution's relationship to the DS before. I hope that Revolution will take a cue from the WiFi aspects of the DS rather than the touch screen. That would make sense, also, given some of the other cryptic comments Nintendo executives have allowed to slip out. For example, this from Reggie Fils-Aime in the November GameInformer:
"We believe that the consumer wants more in the area of community, and we are looking at how we deliver that. ... What I am saying is that with our next home console we will address the area of gamer community. ... We are passionate about enabling our gamers to play their friends [and] to play with others across long distances."