While we all know that the 3DS's technology isn't powered by wizards and warlocks, it's still surprising to see just how mundane the machine's insides are. Following the handheld's "vacation" from a Chinese production line, some enterprising console lover has taken the console apart and displayed its guts for all to see.

Under the hood it's all silicon and circuit boards, with plenty of big chips on board to power those 3D graphics. It's often eye-opening to see just how intricately designed consoles are on the inside, even if they look fairly straightforward on the outside, and 3DS's internal circuitry is no exception.

3DS gets its European and North American release date, price and games revealed on January 19th, and Nintendo Life will have all the details from Nintendo's events.

[source kotaku.com]