This 'leaked' Wii U-3DS handheld is beyond fake, but we really want one


About a year or so ago I wrote a piece on why Nintendo missed an opportunity to draw the Wii U and 3DS closer together. My thinking was that, with a few hardware and software tweaks, Nintendo could offer better cross-platform compatibility between the 3DS and Wii U, while also allowing its handheld to be used as a Wii U controller.

Today, I stumbled on a YouTube video purporting to be a leak for a new Nintendo handheld called the XDS. There's a voice introducing it at the start followed by some applause and a rather well put-together render.

The device itself looks like a more rectangular 3DS and is capable of playing games from generations of Nintendo consoles, including those of the Wii U. It's obviously fake.

But the idea isn't a bad one, and possibly even doable. If Nintendo were to push out a slightly less ugly version of this - yeah, we'd buy one in a heartbeat.

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore, Wareable, The Ambient and more.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider covering Google and Alphabet, and has the unfortunate distinction of accidentally linking the TechRadar homepage to a rival publication.