nobody knows what 3DS stands for

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SLiV3R, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. SLiV3R
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    Im tired of ppl who see all these fake or real pictures of the new nintendo handheld and says time after time that DS Stands for Dual Screen so it therefore wont be possible that the new nintendo handheld only would have one screen.

    first, DS was not Dual Screen officially by Nintendo from the beginning.
    second, the name 3DS is just a working name just like Revolution (Wii)
    third, it could equally stand for 3D(s) and not (3)DS, so the S could be any word that starts with an S.

    so it can be two screens on nintendos next handheld but it could of course also only be one screen, i would be happy for one screen [​IMG]
     


  2. _Chaz_

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    The point is that it could go either way. It's a play on number/letter order.
     
  3. naruses

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    3DS=3 Dimensional Screen

    not 3D dual Screen

    But, I could be wrong
     
  4. Blastoise

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    Go back to GBA style handheld nintendo. Im sick of touch screen.
     
  5. Devin

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    3DS= 3D System?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. naruses

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    good one Sora never thought of it
     
  7. _Chaz_

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    I'd like to see you come up with a system that could play DS titles without touch screen.
     
  8. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

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    3-Dimensional Developer System
    3-Dimensional Dual Screen

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  9. Delta517

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    In fact that it can play older DS games, it will have two screens (or more?). [​IMG]
     
  10. tj_cool

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    It could also have 1 bigger screen that can display both DS screens [​IMG]

    Also, 3DS is a temporary name, so don't go too far finding what it stands for [​IMG]
     
  11. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    I loved the touch screen, and I want them to keep it.

    If you hate it, go play your PSP in a corner or something.
     
  12. giratina16

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    I can't remember where I read it but to the developers of the DS the DS meant Developers System.
     
  13. chriso

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    3DS stands for 3 Demonic Systems. Only three will ever be made and only the best of the best will ever own one. Ever.
     
  14. Conor

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    It's a portmanteau of 3D and DS...
     
  15. Win

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    Vouch.
     
  16. shlong

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    Yeah, maybe it stands for "3 Dual Screens", so 6 screens!!!
     
  17. Saddamsdevil

    Saddamsdevil GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    "nobody knows what 3DS stands for"

    Let me quickly debunk this, disregarding all other content in this thread by using one word.

    Nintendo
     
  18. iYoshi-

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    Obviously 3 Dual Screens, 6 in total >_>
     
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    Also, the name 3DS doesnt necesarilly mean that it WONT be a ds just because it doesnt contain 2 Ds.
    It could just be a play on words, and that is how I view it.
    Seeing as the DS is such a successful console already for Nintendo, why would they go ditch those ideas?
    Keep in mind the current market they have.
     
  20. jayrow

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    I thought it was just a combination of 3D and DS :/

    '3D' - The 3 Dimentional aspect of the console.

    'DS' - The fact it has dual screens like it's predecessor.