Rumor: Nintendo 3DS gutted, tech specs spilled

According to the latest gossip, Nintend’s hot upcoming handheld, the 3DS, has been ripped open and had its juicy tech specs spilled onto the dusty ground. It’ll come as no shock to you that these stats place the 3DS far above the DSi in terms of power, and are more on par with Sony’s PSP.

If the reports are true, then the 3DS sports two 266MHz ARM11 CPUs (compared to the DSi’s 133 MHz ARM9 processors) and 64MB of RAM (compared to the DSi’s 16MB). The 3DS is also said to have 1.5GB of flash storage, in comparison to the DSi’s pitiful 256MB. Much more room for DSiWare games, although it’s not like there are enough good titles that space has ever become a problem.

For right now, this is classified as speculation, so don’t take it to heart. In any case, the wait for a 3DS is becoming quite excruciating indeed. 

New Nintendo 3DS Hardware Info [IGN via Pocket Gamer]

Jim Sterling