Is the 3DS in the same generation than the DS or not?

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5 years ago#1
What I mean is: will the DS be able to play 3DS games?? Or the 3DS is actually another system on its own?
Like a new generation, like Game Boy Color>Game Boy Advance? or a new DS in the line of DSLite-DSi-DSiXL-3DS?

Thanks in advance.
5 years ago#2
the 3DS is a new system, but it will have backwards compatibility.
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5 years ago#3
It's a new system.

Next gen Handheld, no relation to DS other than similar design and Name.
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5 years ago#4
The DS is not able to play 3DS games. 3DS is considered next gen.
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5 years ago#5
Ah ok thank you very much guys :)
5 years ago#6

From: KogaSteelfang | #003
It's a new system.

Next gen Handheld, no relation to DS other than similar design and Name.
*Sigh*
The 2 things people notice most.


this. i know it would have been hard to do anything significantly DIFFERENT that had 2 screens and touch control, but i wish there was more that could be done to separate this from last gen.
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5 years ago#7
It could very well be the start of the eight generation of gaming consoles, as 3D popularity is beginning to rise.
5 years ago#8
"It's a new system.

Next gen Handheld, no relation to DS other than similar design and Name.
*Sigh*
The 2 things people notice most."

This. I don't mind that the systems look pretty similar, but I think Nintendo may want to consider changing the name at least. It's probably the same name so far because Nintendo wants people to remember the DS, but whenever I tell people that aren't actively watching gaming news about it, they tend to go "What, ANOTHER DS?"

Does anyone remember when they changed the name of the Nintendo Revolution into the Nintendo Wii? There still might be time for them to do a name change for this system.
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5 years ago#9
But what else could they call it? 3DS may make some people think it's just another DS, but the name works perfectly, and with enough advertising I'm sure many will come to understand how different the system really is.
5 years ago#10
It's Nintendo's fault for Nailing the perfect design with the DS.
Then coming up with the ultra perfect codename. It fits perfectly, but adds confusion because of the already existing 4 other versions of DS floating around out there.
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