Why keep the dual-screens?

#1HyperWaterVXPosted 7/22/2011 12:35:35 PM
I hope I don't sound rude, but why have two screens for the 3DS when the bottom is smaller and can't have 3D? Why not go back to a GB Advance or SP look with only one screen? I can understand backwards compatibility, but honestly, I'd rather have a DS (that can play both DS and GBA games) with a better screen for them, instead of having a second screen that is only used for maps and such. It just seems...wasted, imho.
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#2MysticalTobiPosted 7/22/2011 12:38:31 PM
Well, to start, the bottom screen is a touch screen. There are a lot of things that can be done with a touch screen that you would be missing out without it. Menus, inventories, and other things are a lot better with the touch screen.

There is also the ability to have 2 different things on screen at once. For example, having the inventory on the bottom screen in MGS.
#3Starwars4JPosted 7/22/2011 12:39:53 PM
Because a second screen revolutionized gaming and interface? I'd hate losing the second screen, it makes everything less cumbersome and most definitely can be (and has been) used for far more than maps and inventory
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#4lp913Posted 7/22/2011 12:40:20 PM
Without the touch screen it wouldn't be a DS, let alone a 3DS, and it would be looked at as a Game Boy 3D.
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#5legendaryhero99Posted 7/22/2011 12:40:28 PM
Nintendo's consoles and handhelds mostly have always supported backwards compatibility. Look at GBC, GBA, Wii, DS. If they took out the dual screens then we wouldn't be able to play our old DS games and everyone would raise hell if they took that out. Kind of like how everyone got mad at Sony for removing BC from their ps3's.
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#6LordAndrewPosted 7/22/2011 12:42:06 PM
To summarize: bring back the Game Boy.
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#7HyperWaterVX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2011 12:42:41 PM
I'm not saying that I don't like the dual-screen format (I have a DS), but what I am saying is that so far, most of the games that use the touch screen only use it for maps and inventory, probably due to it being the smaller of the two screens. If Nintendo released a new model with the screens being the same size, then I suppose you wouldn't have as much of an issue. I hope that makes sense.
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#8xWazManxPosted 7/22/2011 12:43:28 PM

From: legendaryhero99 | Posted: 7/22/2011 8:40:28 PM | #005
Nintendo's consoles and handhelds mostly have always supported backwards compatibility. Look at GBC, GBA, Wii, DS. If they took out the dual screens then we wouldn't be able to play our old DS games and everyone would raise hell if they took that out. Kind of like how everyone got mad at Sony for removing BC from their ps3's.


im sure the PS3 can still play PSX games just not PS2
please correct if im wrong though


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#9strongo9Posted 7/22/2011 12:51:45 PM
I never want the dual screens, touch screen, 3D screen, gyrosensor, or accelerometer to go away. They allow for so many different types of games and gameplay. If they went away we'd be going back to the days when new gaming systems only offered better hardware.
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#10CommanderxGreenPosted 7/22/2011 12:53:20 PM
Don't really want to touch the main topic, but just wanted to say two 3D screens would be really really ridiculously difficult to use. Think you've got trouble staying in the sweet spot already? Look out.
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