Report: Nintendo 3DS Hardware Specs Revealed

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Nintendo's next handheld game machine, the Nintendo 3DS, will be significantly more powerful, thanks to hardware specs that represent a vast improvement over the Nintendo DS and its more powerful successor, the Nintendo DSi.


IGN, citing "persons familiar with the hardware who spoke to us under the condition of anonymity," report that the 3DS will come stuffed with the following electronic guts.

CPU: 2 x 266MHz ARM11
GPU: PICA200 133MHz GPU by DMP
Video RAM: 4MB
Storage: 1.5GB Flash-based

The original Nintendo DS featured a pair of ARM processors running at 67 MHz and 33 MHz and a comparatively paltry 4 MB RAM. The Nintendo DSi had double the CPU clock speed and quadrupled the system's RAM, plus added 256 MB of flash-based storage.

We've reached out to Nintendo seeking comment on the matter. The company is not typically open about the nitty gritty hardware aspects of its video game hardware and has not yet responded to requests for comment.

New Nintendo 3DS Hardware Info [IGN - thanks, augustofretes!]


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Wow, this is BARELY above PSP level tech specs.

I see Nintendo continues its proud tradition of not giving a shit about new advances in technology.

Seriously, if that's all its got I fully expect the PSP2 to blow this thing out of the water (from a geeky perspective)

But here's the thing, Nintendo also continues it's tradition of new gimmicky tech to distract from its short comings.

Sony's gonna have to add a 3D screen to the new PSP if it becomes as popular as Nintendo is hoping.