Most of the handheld gaming PCs with x86 processors that have shown up in the past few years are designed to play PC games. But Japanese gaming hardware company Tassei Denki brought something a little different to the Tokyo Game Show last week.

The company built a dual-screen concept device that’s best described as a modern Nintendo 3DS equipped with modern displays and an AMD Ryzen processor capable of letting you run 3DS games using an emulator.


Tassei Denki says it was showing off the device as a technology demo rather than a real thing that it plans to bring to market. But we know a bit about the tech inside.

It features two high quality displays:

  • 6 to 7 inches
  • 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 90 Hz
  • 600 nits brightness

Under the hood, the system has an unspecified AMD Ryzen 5 processor, which would probably have to work pretty hard not only to emulate the original Nintendo 3DS processor, but also to push graphics to two displays with higher resolutions than the original console’s 400 x 240 and 320 x 240 pixel displays.

While it’s designed to look and function as a modern Nintendo DS-style system, using an AMD Ryzen chip also opens the door to running modern PC games… although it’s unclear whether this form factor is really the best design for that.

via NintendoLife, /r/SBCGaming, @Nintendeal, and @pusai 

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  1. Just for the record, my LG v60 in the dual screen accessory running citra plays all the 3ds games on a dual screen configuration with upscaling. A v60 is now around $200 on ebay, has a microsd and a very good DAC you can use with high-end headphones with, even if you don’t use it as a phone. It also has a desktop mode with hdmi over usb-c, so you can dock it as a switch. Oh, and it got Android 13 and security patches recenty, so not even some ancient forgotten security-landmine like a chinese android emulator would be.

      1. It’s perfectly fine for an Android emulation device that can also act as your secondary phone you’d take to camping, a party or a protest. It runs A13, so for the next several years it should be fine if you don’t want to do your banking on it.

    1. Nice set up. I have a Surface Duo 2 that I emulate 3ds games with, but I’m sure if anyone wanted a cheaper option they could buy a used SD1 on ebay for the same price as your V60. Dual screen phone setups are seriously the best for this.

      1. Really couldn’t agree more. It’s laughable seeing people saying that dual-screen phone is a “gimmick” and always saying that foldable phones are the “future” without even realizing that a lot of mobile app devs still has little to no interest in reworking their apps beyond smartphone screens. LG and Microsoft really got the right idea all along. That’s why I sold off my old Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and bought an LG V60 with its detachable Dual Screen case. One of the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.

  2. 3DS had the best games. Better than the Switch. I’d buy this in an instant! Been hoping someone makes a 3ds clone.

  3. With the amount of unoriginal designs that come out of China, I wish the one thing that they would plagiarize is a normal D-pad design.

    1. I think it’s been long enough that the dpad isn’t copyrighted anymore, if it even was in the first place.
      If they’re going for unique, they should have started by not copying the 3DS design.