Factory Worker Leaks Hi-Res Photos + Video of 3DS
A worker in one of Nintendo’s factories has smuggled a 3DS off the assembly line, and given us a sharp picture to admire. Updated with a third batch of pictures.
You may remember the rough sketch of the 3DS that was leaked by an anonymous blogger many months ago, prior to E3 2010. Today, an employee from a factory manufacturing 3DS handhelds has snitched one from the line and taken it home – only to show it off to the Internet, of course.
The picture was supposedly posted on this forum, but the original thread has long since vanished. However, the moderators clearly weren’t quite fast enough, as the picture has already been saved and immortalized by eager fans.
As you can see, it’s a clear photograph of the “Cosmo Black”-coloured 3DS. Although the image’s compression may interfere a little, you can get a nice look of the texture of the system just by looking at it. This is most likely the final design of the 3DS, which actually differs slightly from the allegedly final version Nintendo showed us on September 29. The “Select,” “Home,” and “Start” buttons appear to have been flattened to sit flush with the touchscreen’s border. Other than that, though, it’s the exact same 3DS you’ve been seeing for the past few months.
The new images contain several tidbits of interesting information, like the confirmation of 96 MB of RAM, a good idea of the system’s size relative to past Nintendo handhelds, and a massive 1300 mAh battery (for comparison, the DS Lite had 1000 mAh while the DSi has just 840). The 3DS in these pictures sadly doesn’t appear to have any software installed on it, so we probably won’t be getting any leaked game screenshots or anything of the like out of this.
UPDATE 2: Well, well, the leak continues! Now, we’ve got a crystal-clear video, too! Check it out!
UPDATE 3: This leak just doesn’t want to slow down. At Nintendo 3DS Blog, they’ve just come across another batch of pictures. They’re not as great-looking as the ones above, but they’re still worth a look.
UPDATE 4: shatteredempathy from our forums has linked us to a third batch of photos. Will these leaks ever stop? Some people are starting to think that this may be a carefully-planned publicity stunt of Nintendo’s design.
Source: Stage1 (submitted by shatteredempathy)