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3DS Swiped Off Production Line: New Pics Added! 01/12/11 (3DS innards!)
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January 04, 2011, 00:16
Some Chinese production-line worker swiped a unit from the line... pics and video ensue. Looks pretty good! What do you all think? What do you think is going to happen to the poor bastard if he's discovered? Do you think this means they'll have an early March launch or not? FinkDaddy like...

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I really like how they did the hinge on this thing. I know I'm an old DS Fat user and all but having the solid long hinge will prevent what happened to my current one where a small piece broke off. This is a sexy machine and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

NEW PICS!!! A dissection!

I intentionally made them 200px wide for design but click on them or visit the site to see bigger versions.

Is that a tiny battery? Seems like a small capacity...

Find more pics like these on some dude's facebook, found here.

I don't know how long this will last... I feel like Iwata is calling up Mark Zuckerberg this second with a bitch-fit...

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Interesting. I hope the position of the analog pad and digital pad won't cause DS or 3DS games to feel awkward either way.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 00:28
I really like the look of it when it's open, but when it's closed it looks very strange. I'm not sure why they designed it so that the top lid is not flush with the bottom half.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 00:33

It was done on purpose so they'd have something else to improve for the 3DS lite design.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 01:10
I think that D-Pad positioning will ensure that DS games are best played on a DS, just as the DS button layout made GBA games best on the GBA.

Cool video. It still makes me sad that the 3DS will probably never have 2D games as beautiful as the first PSP, due to the resolution, though. Damn you straight to hell, Nintendo.

Here's my money.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 01:33
With no OS on the thing, this seems very much not worth the job-loss risk.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 02:37
Easier to open?

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 02:42
Now I know I can't wait until after launch for the thing, and all I saw was the bloody hardware.

Truthfully though, I hope the person gets caught. Pretty stupid to take such a risk for Internet fame you can't own up to.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 02:45
Ha, that's probably very close to the truth!

Sure, it'll be easier to open, but it looks weird.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 03:43
I actually put down my pre-order for the 3DS when I was at Gamestop today, downloading my Shiny Raikou. Looking forward to the new handheld!

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 04:03
The 19th can't get here soon enough. But that's okay...I'll sit here and wait.....


Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 04:15   Edited:  01/04/11, 04:16
I got more excited watching this than I did with pornography earlier.

Yeah, open it up. Go on, push it... push the power button. Ultimately a let down, but you know...

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 05:15
Speak for yourself.


Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 06:35

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 07:36
I want one!

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 07:45
Marsh said:
[/joke] Better?

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 08:08
Well, I wasn't...

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 08:22
It's so BIG!

The top screen I mean. You know, compared to the DSPhat screen. Looks on par with the DSiXL. I can't wait.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 09:38
Het_Nkik said:
With no OS on the thing, this seems very much not worth the job-loss risk.
I wonder if he could only swipe it before the OS step. It looks like it was before the bottom cover was put on too. Think he put it back into the line the next day? Can't imagine it being too useful the way it is.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 10:12
That mirroring surface really looks bad. I hate it when display reflect the sun so you have to be careful where to play, because all you see is your face when you're outside-.-

And the position of the D-Pad pretty much renders it useless

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 10:37
The position of the d-pad looks horrible, and I hate that the clamshell doesn't close the whole way. How can it be happy as a clam like that???

If that's actually what the final thing looks like... I may hold off to rev B. Eww.

Posted by 
 on: 01/04/11, 20:30
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