Readers of a nervous disposition, turn away now — the following images of Nintendo DS testing may prove disturbing.

Nintendo has published its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility report, which contains several images of portable console torture. The report shows off some of the vigorous tests that Nintendo hardware goes through to ensure quality. Hinges are left weeping, shoulder buttons are pummeled and systems' very cores are shaken.

Take a look, if you dare.

DS Testing

Consoles also go through further trials to ensure that they can "withstand extreme conditions with constant temperatures or humidity". Poor things.

If you're interested in learning more about Nintendo's attitudes to social responsibility, check out the rest of the CSR report, in which you'll learn that the environment, employees and charity work remain top priorities. Afterall, the goal is "to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches". Aww.