It just struck me... the handheld's name doesn't make sense...

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User Info: strikebowler585

strikebowler585
5 years ago#1
I mean, Nintendo 3 Dual Screen? So what, it has 6 screens now?

Or is it Nintendo 3 Dimensional Screen? Did they remove the bottom screen or something?

This is why the console is failing.

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MW2_Main_Menu
5 years ago#2
lol


I'm pretty sure 3DS is short for 3DDS. LOL
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ViewtifulGene
5 years ago#3
It makes plenty of sense.
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T3H_1337_N1NJ4
5 years ago#4
It's a 3D Screen. The dual part is no longer the important one.
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User Info: VobeDarkElf

VobeDarkElf
5 years ago#5
It's fundamentally still a DS, having all of it's functionality and fully capable of playing DS games. It's just an upgraded version of a DS with a few new features, such as the 3D screen on top.

Nintendo just thought it would be cute to name it the 3DS, just like they thought "Wii" would be cute, or the upcoming "U".

Also, as I recall, back when the DS came out Nintendo insisted that "DS" did NOT stand for Dual Screen. So take it for what you will.

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Kitt Thrust
5 years ago#6

From: T3H_1337_N1NJ4 | #004
It's a 3D Screen. The dual part is no longer the important one.


this. 3D Screen.
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simondaking
5 years ago#7
The D is used for the 3D and DS.
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TheForestKid
5 years ago#8
3 Dimensional System
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User Info: DarkHeroRaven

DarkHeroRaven
5 years ago#9

From: VobeDarkElf | #005 It's just an upgraded version of a DS with a few new features, such as the 3D screen on top.


Nope. I wouldn't call much, much more powerful hardware "just an upgrade".
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TheSPP
5 years ago#10
"DS" officially stands for "developer's system.
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