You've seen the photos, you might even have held one in your hand, but it's unlikely you've seen a 3DS from the inside. Until now, that is, with Chinese site TGBus exposing the machine's guts for all to see.

There aren't too many surprises beneath the machine's hard resin case, with the usual array of buttons, cables and chips, but it's still interesting to see what's held inside the console many gamers will spend the next years of their lives playing.

3DS launches in Japan this week, hits Europe on March 25th and lands in North America on March 27th.