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

#1strikebowler585Posted 9/3/2011 5:29:45 AM
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.
#2MW2_Main_MenuPosted 9/3/2011 5:32:37 AM
lol


I'm pretty sure 3DS is short for 3DDS. LOL
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#3ViewtifulGenePosted 9/3/2011 5:33:42 AM
It makes plenty of sense.
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#4T3H_1337_N1NJ4Posted 9/3/2011 5:34:21 AM
It's a 3D Screen. The dual part is no longer the important one.
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#5VobeDarkElfPosted 9/3/2011 5:36:14 AM
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.
#6Kitt ThrustPosted 9/3/2011 5:42:25 AM

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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#7simondakingPosted 9/3/2011 5:44:21 AM
The D is used for the 3D and DS.
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#8TheForestKidPosted 9/3/2011 1:53:00 PM
3 Dimensional System
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#9DarkHeroRavenPosted 9/3/2011 2:09:40 PM

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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#10TheSPPPosted 9/3/2011 2:11:09 PM
"DS" officially stands for "developer's system.
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