Remember the rough sketch of the Nintendo 3DS that was leaked by an anonymous blogger many months ago prior to E3 2010? Well, an employee from a factory manufacturing the 3DS has snatched one from the assembly line and has taken it home to do what, you might ask? Show it off to the good people of the internet!
The (top) picture was posted on this forum, but the original thread has long since vanished. Although the mods were able to vanquish the thread from the forum spot, the photo survived and will forever live on.
As you can see, these are clear photographs of the “Cosmo Black” 3DS. Although the top image’s compression may interfere a little, you can get a nice look of the texture of the system simply by looking at it with your own eyes, or just looking at the photo below it. Most likely, this will be the final design of our long-awaited, next-generation portable gaming system, which actually differs slightly from the allegedly final version Nintendo showed us on September 29, 2010. The “Select,” “Home,” and “Start” buttons appear to have been flattened a little to sit flush with the touchscreen’s border. Other than that, it’s the exact same 3DS we’ve been seeing for the past several months.
More photos after the jump: