Nintendo 3DS Blog: Someone has a Nintendo 3DS. Who is that someone? Well it’s apparently a Chinese factory worker who smuggled the device off-site.
What a waste of a leak more like. There are already photo's of the thing. Besides of which it just looks mostly like a regular ds. I would have been impressed if it had software or something on it but a brick of a 3ds... nope. Someone just got fired and possibly arrested and tortured for nothing.
Atleast it told us how much RAM it has, and its A LOT higher than most where expecting.
. Pirates could use it to crack the 3DS early.
Only 2 more months! Got mine preordered and can't wait to play some OoT. I just hope nintendo does something about their online strategy, I'm sick of friend codes.
Someone wont be getting a holiday bonus this year. If he manages to sell it without revealing his identity he could get some good money.
From the forums it has 128Mb of Ram, 32Mb of which is used for the OS and the 94Mb used for the rest. (Xbox 360 uses 32mb of RAM for the OS)
128MB is pretty bad IMO. Nearly all current cell phones have more than 256MB RAM, after the success of DS I at least expected Nintendo to pull out something that can rival the next PSP2 in graphics hell doesn't the PSP have 128MB RAM? I expected at least 512MB from a next gen handheld that will be in millions of pockets. Kinda bad if it's true. It's about the games and gameplay but come on you can't always be stuck to crap graphics and justify it with 'Gameplay' !!!
Video game systems dont need that much RAM dude.... Cellphones need that RAM for A LOT of things. The PSP only has 32Mb of RAM btw.
Thats a pretty foolish statement mate... Even an iPod Touch, a device which isn't meant for gaming has 256MB of RAM. I just don't get why a corporation who has made so much money that they can virtually wipe their @sses with 100$ bills and still have much to spare not dump in more RAM into systems.. It's dirt cheap. 128MB how much ever you want to say is pretty pathetic for a device to be released in 2012 and especially for the rumored price tag of 200-250$. EDIT: Below.. Sorry dude ain't wanna fight or something, just expressing my opinion. 128MB isn't too good by todays standard. PSP uses 32MB and yes do the games look good? Ya sure, but people are pitting the next gen handhelds to rival current consoles which really can't be possible with 128MB. The PSP games look like PS1 games at best.. I expected a device which is gonna do 3D to have more horse power beneath the hood. Just the price to performance ratio doesn't seem right.. At 220$ 1 can get an iPod Touch with 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM... Rumored nearly same price for 3DS and you get half the RAM and who knows what processor (it will be less than 1GHz for sure..). Only adv seems the 3d screen...
Ipod touch again is used for MORE THINGS than just video games. 128Mb is more than acceptable for a dedicated portable videogame device. Im going to assume you dont understand the tech or logic behind it though.... EDIT: What about your PSP argument btw? It only has 32Mb of RAM and games on it still look good. Oh and what about the graphics card in this too, again there are a lot of things that factor into this console. @above: Oh im not taking this seriously, just a fun little debate though :)
@Strange evil Ps1 games? Really? Take a look back at the differance, PSp is alot closer to the Ps2. http://reviews.cnet.com/i/s... http://thevirtualundergroun... http://i.testfreaks.com/ima... http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__... http://www.wired.com/images... http://www.psu.com/media/ar... http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp... You can barely tell the differance in some of them . Also you can take into account that the screens are Way smaller so RAM doesn't have to help much for the resolution Just saying btw, PS1 looks terrible compared to PSP and PS2. I'm also not really caring for the tech behind it, have you guys seen the games coming out on it? Alot of my old favourite francise' are coming out on it.
I'm sorry, but RAM has little effect on graphics after a certain point. A 200GIG ram computer couldn't run Crysis without a decent CPU and Graphics processor. RAM is mainly used for textures, textures only become and issue for larger and higher resolution screens. The main reason iPod devices have a lot of RAM is the fact the games and softwere must use a RAM intensive file structure, I know android is largely Java which is a ram hog. 128MB should be fine.
Whatever way you say it 128 MB is a rip off. New technology will not reach its potential with that amount of RAM. Those who disagree with this are being ignorant and are supporting the greed of corporations. (and BTW, Android is made out of Linux, which uses C)
looks nice.... But what's up with the White analog stick? Hopefully thats just "pre-production" and they plan on making them black like the rest of the system down the assembly line.... got two preordered....can't wait for this thing.....it's the first time I've actually ever pre-ordered a system in 30 yrs of gaming.
Dude. Are you serious? The 3DS has been toting the white "slide-pad" since Sept 29. Honestly its just Ninty's style. Look at the controllers for the n64, G.Cube, wii. All the analog sticks had a light shade of grey.
Even if that thing is a prototype, if that smuggler actually managed to sell this on Ebay it would still go for big money. I want one right now.
Another cash grabbing Nintendo iteration for people to get over excited about.3D is a waste of time in my opinion(and I've played it on PS3)and most other people when Sony announced it. Now it's Ninty,it's cool,and no they didn't create this tech before anyone rewrites gaming history again.
The winner of this leak is : NINTENDO Lots of free and strong PR for the DS How convenient...acts like a reminder for people..the DS is coming soon, got literally shipped already :)
@Strange_Evil: Why bother so much with the ram? Who knows what kind of architecture it really has. There's more important things than RAM. It looks pretty good like a "real" PS2 portable in terms of graphics. Not unless you're some awesome hacker and homebrew maker craving for more than those specs I don't see your point. Most legit people don't bother with this. If it looks awesome for a handheld, runs smooth and can do a little multitasking or some kind of Save State like the PSP Go, then why would one really care if it just has 128mb RAM. You must have poor observation in details saying the PSP looks like PS1 AT BEST. It looks like a PS 1.3 at least and 1.55 at best (output-wise)xD On another note, I heard MONSTER HUNTER will be transferring to this platform. Goodluck with the CLAW on this one thanks to that inverted Dpad and Analogue layout. Not unless they implement a godlike Gyroscope Feature for MH on that device, it'll be a pain.
I wish they'd put the power button somewhere less accessible. I mean am i the only one who would occasionally switch off the DS by accident on the original DS? Mind you that was the original DS though.
This reminds me of Buick for some reason. A 30,000 cars with 40gb hard drive. Where the hell do they find tiny hdd nowadays. Must be extra PS3 40gb lol.
I doubt it's your typical consumer hard drive. It has to put up with extreme temperatures and constant vibrations. Your typical PC or laptop drive would likely be dead in no time under those conditions. They may very well have used an SSD. Back to the DS, not only does more memory cost more but it's going to use more power. More power means a bigger, heavier and more expensive battery. It may only add up to several 10s of cents, maybe a few dollars at most, but when you multiply that by the millions of units that will be sold it adds up to some significant money.
well it could be a typical hard drive but store in a special case in a special somewhere so that vibration and temperature doesnt affect the hdd
Holy shit it has more ram than the Wii and the PSP combined!
Dude, with a picture like that no one will read your comments, drool....
Bags of silicone make you horny?
Really can't wait! and no, I never turned the ds off by acident when I've played it, ok thats not reguallry because it's my brothers, but I haven't on those occations. I'm really going out on this and will be buying 3-4 games at least at launch (IF the right cames come out, of cause.)
Hey look at that, the first major leak of the year! That guy might also be receiving the longest jail time there has been this year (for now. Yaaay!
Well...one good thing about this leak...I might be able to get that kidney I'm waiting for.
i see a 1300 Mah battery in it :P probably only 8 hours of gaming on it on low brightness, low sound no 3d. probably 3 hours on high with 3d and high sound.
I think the 3DS is gonna be a cool handheld, but I'm holding out for the PSP2. It's bound to be a beast spec-wise. And, if they're really making an Uncharted game on the PSP2, then I'm sold. Done deal. Wrap it up and mail it to me. I just hope the PSP2 learns a little bit from the DS handheld, in that a low price is a necessity. The PSP2 needs to be less than $300, preferably less than $250, even more preferably, less than $200. lol At $200, the PSP2 would be a very big competition to the 3DS. I also hope the PSP2 has dual analogs, four shoulder buttons (somehow), and will play PS2 Classics when they're inevitably released via PSN.
i hate to burst your bubble but i doubt the psp2 would be cheap. its probably going to cost more than the psp, and thats was $250. i can easily see it going to $400+ on launch
i am also gonna hold out for psp2 :)
Yeah, I know that it probably won't be cheap, but one can hope, right? lol I just hope it's no more than $300. If it is, Sony's gonna have a hard time competing. I want one, but if it's more than that, I won't be able to get one at launch. It also needs to have a quality launch lineup, which I'm sure it will. Once again, I'm not expecting it to be cheap, just hoping it will.
Guys come on, it's gonna be expensive so be creative. 1. Smile at cashier and ask for a PSP2. 2. Be patient, wait for cashier to bring PSP2. 3. Punch the cashier in the face and take PSP2. 4. Act casual, just walk calmly towards your car with your new PSP2.
lol Yeah, that sounds like a good idea, except for the 3-5 or more years for battery and assault, and theft charges. lol But that was pretty funny.
Hopefully the Swii(Wii 2) also benefits from highly improved technology.
cool pics, but what i want to know if its region free. would have been nice if he was playing a game or something, a DS game so we can see what they look like, or maybe a bootleg version of OoT. lol, i mean it is china. they have movies out on the black market, even before they are in theaters.
this is news how? if you make stuff in china the chinese will steal and copy it. that's what nintendo gets for outsourcing.
hey! i found a video! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Bet Nintendo are worried Depending on what type of guy, the guy that stole that is. If passed onto the right people it'll give hackers a headstart.
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