updated 12:45 pm EST, Wed January 12, 2011
Nintendo 3DS gets teardown ahead of release
The Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console that will allow users to view 3D gaming content without having to wear glasses has been torn down long before its official release. Thanks to the crew at TVGZone, interested parties got a look at the hardware contained within the upcoming device. This includes the DWM-W028 Wi-Fi module, the user-replaceable 1,300mAh, 3.7V Nintendo CTR-003 battery and an SD memory card slot.
The CPU is Nintendo branded as well, but based on an ARM design, as revealed by the company's name stamped on it. Some of the photos from the teardown along with a YouTube video that shows off all of them are embedded below.
The 3DS is scheduled to arrive in Japanese stores on February 26 and sometime in March in the US and Europe. [via Kotaku]