What’s Behind Revolution’s Front Panel?

We’ve received an anonymous tip from a person who claims to have the Revolution model prototype. Not the dev kits we have been discussing this week, but the casing shown in all the pictures. He or she says it was very light because it lacks any components inside, but the blue light worked.

He/she goes on to say: “What I really wanted to know is what was underneath the front panel, but there was no way to open it up as it was sealed. I got a knife and punched it in and broke the flap to discover I should of slid it out instead of breaking it…There was some sort of slot to enter your SD card in. There were no prints on the inside that stated it was a SD slot but I was sure it was a SD port. There was also another slot/hole the size of a compact flash card. I can confirm that you cannot insert compact flash cards inside because I have tried my own one but the hole is slightly smaller..

Also there was another port/hole which was shaped like a circle with a engraved ring around it and it was the size of a keyboard/mouse port. This hole was far apart then the other holes.”

Our tipster finished by telling us they will explain more in detail when there is time and possibly provide us with pictures if they’re allowed to do so.

We will remain cautiously open to the idea, but it makes sense. You guys buy this?


  1. Give us pictures and we’ll buy it…

  2. Aren’t the DS carts about the same size? What about extra RAM? Hmmm…

  3. So there was a small hole!!!!!
    And it was far apart!
    This must mean our speculation is correct! This thing has a projector built in from Light Blue Optics! I’m so excited about this.
    Whats with the compact flash card slot?

  4. Nintendo released a GameCube memory card that uses SD cards, the release was very under the wire, but since both this memory card and the Play-Yan use SD, it makes sense that you could also use SD with the Revolution.

  5. wait so howd this idiot get a hold of a protoype if he couldnt even have enough sense to try and slide the panel out?

  6. I’m with you, Mr. Invisible… I’m sad to break the news to my GameBoy Player yet that it’ll have to pack its things and go when the Rev comes home. I hope they come out with one quick on the Rev, I’m gonna miss big screen GBA.

  7. The Compact Flash Sized slot would be for the DVD dongle, not a Place to insert DS Cards… Anyway, I don’t believe this just because of the extreme unlikeliness of it.

  8. Guys, we already knew the SD cards went there, Nintendo announced it at E3. We just haven’t seen what it looks like yet or what else is inside. The compact flash-like port and the round hole are what’s new.

  9. Oh, it makes sense! You get a Revolution prototype, and the first thing you do, Take a knife to it! Of course! Rumors must fall at one point or another.

  10. Has anyone ever thought of backwards compatible with the DS? (With the Revolution’s remote controller, you can write on an imaginary touch pad in the air…)

  11. Dude’s like a year late with this idea.

  12. If the Rev can play GBA or DS games plus GameCube and Revolution titles, I’m totally getting a Gamefly subscription.

  13. That hole with the engraved ring must be that projector from Lite Blue Optics

  14. Im fairly sure i saw a pic with the flap open, and all that was underneath were the ports to plug in the controllers.

  15. We’re talking about the one next to the disc slot on the front.

  16. Anonymous at 12:12,

    That slot I believe is on the top, hopefully will be relocated. Nintendo hasn’t shown the flap we’re talking about.

  17. Has anyone ever seen a projector for less than $700 that was decent enough to watch a movie on let alone play a game?

    A sub-$300 price puts projection and VR out of the question.

    I’m leaning towards portable game compatibility or possibly something we just haven’t imagined (like the Freehand Controller) as the “next secret” on the Revolution.

  18. Why are you guys making such a fuss about this? Nintendo already stated that all that’s under that flap is an SD slot and two usb ports.

  19. The two USB ports are at the back of the console

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