Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on prototypes for previous systems in past Iwata Asks columns. And now the company has done so once again, this time for the 3DS. Nintendo shared a couple of prototype images today.
The model above is slightly smaller than the final 3DS, though it lacks cameras and it wasn’t 3D ready. It is known as the “minimum model.”
The next prototype features the Circle Pad. Nintendo actually joked about releasing a product in which players could decide themselves where to place the buttons wherever they wanted.
via Nintendo Everything