Nintendo has a reputation for - the odd dodgy hinge aside - building sturdy, reliable hardware. As you'd expect, given the battery of tests they put their handheld systems through.

But that's lab science. What about the real world? This series of tests, dropping a retail 3DS onto concrete from various heights, sets out to check on the system's sturdiness in more realistic conditions.

They were done by the same guys who made a PS Vita square off against a road, and this clip is no less entertaining.

UPDATE - While the chart shows six-feet, they only ever drop it from four. Headline changed!

Drop Test: 3DS XL [Gizmoslip]