Why keep the dual-screens?

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User Info: HyperWaterVX

HyperWaterVX
5 years ago#1
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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User Info: MysticalTobi

MysticalTobi
5 years ago#2
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.

User Info: Starwars4J

Starwars4J
5 years ago#3
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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lp913
5 years ago#4
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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User Info: legendaryhero99

legendaryhero99
5 years ago#5
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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User Info: LordAndrew

LordAndrew
5 years ago#6
To summarize: bring back the Game Boy.
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User Info: HyperWaterVX

HyperWaterVX
5 years ago#7
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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User Info: xWazManx

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5 years ago#8

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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User Info: strongo9

strongo9
5 years ago#9
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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User Info: CommanderxGreen

CommanderxGreen
5 years ago#10
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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