The 3DS' Hardware Design Is Now Final (Check Out Its Stylus)

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At the Nintendo Conference 2010 in Tokyo, the company has shown off the final, retail design of the upcoming 3DS handheld.

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And...it's almost exactly the same (a colour change to the analog nub notwithstanding)! Not really that big a surprise, since the model present at E3 not only looked "final", but also went down well with critics.

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What is new, though, is our first look at the handheld's stylus, which as you can see up top is a pretty classy little thing, with its telescoping length and brushed chrome finish.

In case you're wondering how little has changed, below is how the 3DS looked in June at E3.

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DISCUSSION

Aw, they kept the asymmetrical screen sizes? Why the hell would they do that?