I didn't think it personally, but parents who don't know much about video games, looking at getting their kid a birthday present are going to see a console that looks almost identical the DS, with an almost identical name and assume it's just another iteration of the DS.
It's hardly surprising, up until now Nintendo have been absolutely awful at marketing it as a new system, rather than an updated DS --- GT: McPoo
Well I never thought this, but I can see why people might be confused. Nintendo has made revisions for the DS (Lite, I, XL) so people might think that the 3DS is just another revision of the DS that can play DS games... IN 3D! --- "I believe the proper phrase here is, 'You Fail'"-Miles Edgeworth
MrAwesome312 posted... Yeah well one time my parents bought me a GBA for my birthday. I got a ds game with it.
Oh my gosh, I am so sorry haha.
But, yeah..I've just seen way too many people who think that you can play the games on a normal 3DS. I can understand adults/parents to some extent, but if you're gonna buy the thing for your kid you'd at least look it up first, right? --- Blank signatures make me feel like a ninja.
I honestly think Nintendo should have used the 3 in 3DS to emphasize that it's the "3rd generation" in the DS line. The DS/DS lite were the first, the DSi/XL were the second, and the 3DS is the third. I dunno, it just seems like it could have been a good marketing idea. If people had that idea in their heads, then the fact that it's a 3D system would be like a happy coincidence in the system's title rather than the main selling feature. It could have made the system seem less gimmicky to some people. --- Username for pretty much everything: BngryBt
^But that's the problem. This isn't the third iteration of the DS (nor is it a DS with 3D screen), but an entirely new console. Marketing as the upgrade to DSi would definitely make people expect the games to be interchangeable. --- Pokemon Diamond Version: 2706 8992 9335 Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 5413 1491 5440