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Chinese worker says he stole a 3DS and has pics to prove it

Those overseas factory employees get to see the latest game consoles, iPhones, and all-around cool gadgets before everyone else, but can't even tell anyone about them. At what point does the temptation become too much?

For one worker, that point was apparently when he saw the 3DS come to the production line. The unnamed employee, who appears to be a pretty big Nintendo fan in his own right, allegedly smuggled one of the units and snapped a whole bunch of pictures from the comfort of his home.

He posted the pictures on a Chinese forum called TGBus.com, showing all angles of the 3DS. There's even a comparison shot of the system right next to the original DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, and Game Boy Micro.

What he doesn't seem to be able to capture is any sort of actual content on the 3DS. It looks like there's some sort of boot-up menu, but nothing else. Obviously he doesn't have any games to test it out, so it's little more than a paperweight right now.

Yes, we're all insanely jealous of him anyway. But hopefully we won't have to wait too long until everyone here gets to see the nifty 3D gadget in person. Nintendo's holding a news conference later this month for what we can only assume is an announcement about when the gizmo will be coming stateside.

For now, we can enjoy the fruits of this courageous factory worker's labor and see what a 3DS looks like in its natural habitat - a gamer's home.

[Source: TGBus]

Jan 3, 2011

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Nintendo

14 comments

  • Sy87 - January 6, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    Has everyone forgot something. He stole that thing. I'm not sorry I think he should be tracked down and fired. I get it you want to see the thing point is STOLEN! Plus showing it off seems like a big breach of something.
  • jmcgrotty - January 4, 2011 7:23 a.m.

    Crimmy, when you hit the home key on a 3DS, it connects to the Playstation Network.
  • Crimmy - January 4, 2011 12:53 a.m.

    Looks like it has a home button. How wll that work? Will it be like the Wii, or will it just automatically switch back to the menu like DSis?
  • CharlieFockstrot - January 3, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    I'm surprised they've gone with a shiny screen, wont seeing you own reflection break the 3D effect?
  • Thequestion 121 - January 3, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    Wow.
  • ithurtstopoop - January 3, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    Sweet!! All he has to do now is wait 3 months for any games to come out. Still he can take 3D pics of his wang in the mean time.
  • CH3BURASHKA - January 3, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    I'm trying to come up with a framed-suicide joke without seeming insensitive to the FOXCONN suicides. Nothing so far.
  • Howetzer - January 3, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    Holy crap I think I just had a stroke! I agree with JadenkOTOR.
  • JADENkOTOR - January 3, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    Yeah only four articles in the last week had me flustered. Its good to see you're all back off your asses bringing us the content we love. Thank you Gdar.
  • awsomemaster - January 3, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    this is like the third time i've posted something in the forum and it show up on the front page :/ http://www.gamesradar.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=85915&tstart=0 but i understand you guys have to post this stuff i just normally beat you to it XD
  • StrayGator - January 3, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    So good to have you back. This last DARless week was so cold and lonely...
  • crumbdunky - January 3, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    But we learn sod all from this, do we? A lot of us, myself included, have already handled a 3DS in real life, pics, better ones than these with actual softwsre on the screen are all over the net so basically we're just looking at this cos? We like theft? Why? It's not even got anything on the damn thing-seemingly ANY software so why be jealous? Isn't it JUST a paperweight right now? He risked at least his job and possibly jail for THIS?
  • Thorpe - January 3, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    Hopefully he doesn't commit suicide.
  • GameManiac - January 3, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    Lucky bastard...

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