If you are curious how far along the 3DS hardware is, it seems like it is pretty far along. Nintendo says that the 3DS will be playable at E3.
“We wanted to give the gaming industry a head’s up about what to expect from Nintendo at E3,” said Nintendo’s chief spokesman Ken Toyota. “We’ll invite people to play with the new device then.”
So it looks like we will get a chance to take a glimpse at the hardware and software at E3. It could be all behind closed doors, but if it does launch this year then Nintendo would probably hold a media summit later in the year to give press some more hands on time.
Another Random DSi to the left.