Rumor: 3DS Stolen From Chinese Factory

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A worker at a Chinese manufacturing facility claims to have smuggled out a production model of Nintendo's latest handheld. As proof, he offers these lovely photos.

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There are no blurry, rushed shots here; instead, the guy has sat down with the console, switched it on, taken his time and given us a good look at the thing. There are even comparison shots showing the 3DS alongside other Nintendo handhelds.

It appears that the 3DS is on the useless side, since he can't even access a system menu let alone play anything, but hey, if it's real, it'll sure look nice on his mantelpiece for the next few months until the handheld's official release!

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We've contacted Nintendo for comment/confirmation, and will update if we hear back.

[评测] 3ds入手,求围观。。。[TGBus, thanks everyone who sent this in!]

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Update: Video too.

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DISCUSSION

If you read the text on the screen in the photo of it booted up, this actually appears to be a dev kit. Notice it displays an SDK version number and there are commands for running a CTR card (game card - it's revealed on the bottom of the unit that the model number of the 3DS is CTR-001, much like the original DS's NTR-001) and a command for running the "DevMenu".

So he really can do things with this device as-is, and from the looks of the charge port it looks like it might be compatible with DSi AC adapters. This man may have scored quite nicely (provided he doesn't get caught).