Gamepaks?

#1aperture123Posted 6/16/2010 10:42:33 AM
Does anybody know or has anybody seen how the gamepak for the 3ds looks? I realize that the slot will also have original ds gamepak capabilities, but I don't think the 3ds game paks will look the same...or do they? I'm curious to know exactly if the 3ds games....might run on the ds, or dsi. Perhaps if it did, it would only run in 2d (slider all the way down on the 3ds)...

Any confirmation towards this, maybe from an official, or somebody who attended e3?
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#2Pinnacle1987Posted 6/16/2010 11:28:07 AM
I'm curious to know exactly if the 3ds games....might run on the ds, or dsi. Perhaps if it did, it would only run in 2d (slider all the way down on the 3ds)...
They won't. Can you run PS3 games on a PS2?
#3Iz_BrandstaterPosted 6/16/2010 11:32:57 AM
The cartridge on the 3DS has a little nub on the side of it, so it won't fit perfectly into a regular DS.
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#4ElectriumPosted 6/16/2010 11:33:41 AM
I think they're slightly wider too. I saw a picture of one but I can't remember where. If I find it, I'll post it here.
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#5fire2boxPosted 6/16/2010 11:35:49 AM

From: aperture123 | #001
Does anybody know or has anybody seen how the gamepak for the 3ds looks?
I realize that the slot will also have original ds gamepak capabilities, but I don't think the 3ds game paks will look the same...or do they?
I'm curious to know exactly if the 3ds games....might run on the ds, or dsi. Perhaps if it did, it would only run in 2d (slider all the way down on the 3ds)...

Any confirmation towards this, maybe from an official, or somebody who attended e3?


1. No one's seen the gamecart's the 3DS will use, even the slot on top of the back of the 3DS was closed off from public view. There were no disc slot loaders thank god so it's start cart based which is a better idea anyway.. disc's are most likely going to be gone in like 50 years in favor of flash memory which keeps getting better all the freaking time.

2. the rumor's (guesses) are the 3DS cards will be normal SD card sized shape.

3. doubtful.. all the games at launch look better then what the DS can pull off.. asides for possibly star fox.. but don't hold your breath.. I dobut they will.
#6KogaSteelfangPosted 6/16/2010 11:42:24 AM
>.> I saw one.

It looked just like a Ds chip except a little nub on the top.
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#7PwNeRsHaTePosted 6/16/2010 11:45:46 AM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/06/6-15-10-3dscloseup22.jpg
#8Pinnacle1987Posted 6/16/2010 11:46:07 AM
I await someone asking "What if you sand off the nub?"
#9ElectriumPosted 6/16/2010 11:50:37 AM
^ THANK YOU! I've been looking for the picture for so long! I didn't think I was going to find it.

The cards are still about 1.5x wider than the original DS. I don't think it would fit even if you chopped off the nub thing.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/06/6-15-10-3dscloseup14-1276632041.jpg
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