Over the weekend the Nintendo 3DS officially went on sale in Japan (it arrives in the US March 27th). And not more than a few days later it has been torn apart and partially examined. We’re not surprised, since this is the inevitable fate for all popular devices, especially ones that sport ground breaking tech such as a 3D screen that requires no glasses to view its three dimensional imagery.
So, we still don’t have confirmation that the 3DS’ screen is manufactured by Sharp, but we do know, thanks to Nikkei Electronics Teardown Squad, that the display uses a “parallax barrier,” to blocks light, which shows different images to the right and left eyes. Lastly – they’re still tearing the 3DS apart – the device uses a 1,300mAh, and if Nikkei Electronics is to be believed, it’s very easy to replace the battery; you just need to remove the 4 screws that keep the bottom plate secure.