Pronunciation of N3DS

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Which?

  1. enn three dee ess

  2. new three dee ess

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  1. Quantumcat
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    Do you say "enn three dee ess" or "new three dee ess"?

    I always type "an N3DS" but I see people type "a N3DS" and I wonder if they are saying "a new 3DS" to themselves.
     
  2. Saiyan Lusitano

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    New 3DS.

    I've never actually said "enn-three-dee-ess."
     
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  3. vpd

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    I always say "new three dee ess" and wouldn't ever think of pronouncing it any other way.
     
  4. Scarlet

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    I read it as N3DS in my head, but I always call it New 3DS when speaking. I just read things as they're written.
     
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  5. lcie nimbus

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    "enn three dee ess" all the way.
     
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    N
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    S

    It's simple, really
     
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  7. zoogie

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    I think it's important to spell out the "new" to avoid confusion because the official names always have "Nintendo" in them.

    I remember people actually using the n3ds acronym long before the new 3ds was announced.
     
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    Depends. I like to say enn three dee ess when it's shortened, but when it's spelled "New 3DS" I won't say "enn".
     
  9. DeoNaught

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    Over there ;)
    En 3ds