IGN claims to know 3DS hardware specs. It seems to me the 3DS may just launch with a $200 price tag after all. Which would make sense as Nintendo would not want to charge more for its handheld than its console. Source EDIT: ok i decided to add this as many people seem disappointed at the specs but i think they are misunderstood. See 2 266MHz ARM11 processors are quite fast. Typically in todays electronics market devices run on x86 processors xbox, PCs, macs, ect which are the kind we hear about most often, and usually need high Clock speeds (like 3GHz) to do anything remotely fast because they can only handle one line of code in the pipe line at a time. The trend has been to make them multi core, so they can do more than one thing at a time. The downside to this is they use a lot of power (not good for a hand held). OR devices run on ARM based processors GBA, DS, 90% of cell phones, ipods, iphones, and even Apples A4 uses the ARM instruction set. The reason why is because they can run multiple lines of code at once (much denser code too). They rely less on clock speed and more on architecture, which is smarter because this uses less power to do much more. Also don't forget that the 3DS has a GPU which is ARM based too. Something not usually seen in smartphones or the ipod/phone line. look here ARM_architecture and here ARM11 for more info regarding the way arm processors function. Edit 2: also for comparison mobile chipsets these days tend to use only 1 processor for everything, and without using a GPU producing Graphics on those is Quite Process Intensive. So using 2 266MHz ARM11s is better than using one 532MHz processor, and using 2 266MHz ARM11s and a amazing GPU like the pica 200 even at 133MHz is way more capable than using Even the most powerful ARM11 which maxes out at 1GHz.