What does 3DS really mean?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xcrimsonstormx, Jul 9, 2013.

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What does the name 3DS Really mean?

Poll closed Jul 30, 2013.
  1. 3 Dimensional System

    12.5%
  2. 3D System

    4.2%
  3. 3DS

    45.8%
  4. Something Else?

    37.5%
  1. xcrimsonstormx
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    xcrimsonstormx He called me a Nerd, I called him an Ambulance.

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    Does 3DS stand for 3 Dimensional System, or 3D System, Or does it even have a full name is 3DS it's full name because the NDS the DS didn't have a meaning soo... Would the DS in 3DS have a meaning or am I just over thinking all of this? I just got to thinking about it and I really don't understand was it Just coincidence or did Nintendo really do that intentionally? Just something to get you thinking. ;)
    Thanks for Reading!!!:lol:
     


  2. SolidSnake95

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    Nintendo Dual Screen.

    As for '3DS'. 3 Dual Screen wouldn't make sense. Then again, nothing Nintendo does makes sense anyway.
     
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  3. GamerzHell9137

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    Maybe 3D Screen=3DS?
    DS means Dual Screen so i would say 3DS means 3D Screen cause they made a big thing about it.
     
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    Soo... it isn't Dual Screen. :unsure:
     
  5. Xuphor

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    Uh.....

    It means a cross of 3D and DS, because it's still a DS (Dual screen), and it fully utilizes 3D games. They just spliced "3D" and "DS" into "3DS" because "3DDS" looks and sounds strange.

    I always thought that was common knowledge. :blink:
     
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    That's always what I thought... ever since the DS Lite I bought on launch (my first entry into the DS world.)

    Nintendo Dual Screen sounds pretty badass, but I think DS is easier and more unique of a household name.
     
  7. natkoden

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    DS + 3D = 3DS

    pretty obvius....
     
  8. EzekielRage

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    Its a word play:
    Nintendo Dual Screen = NDS or Nitnendo DS
    then there is the 3D aspect of the DS so instead of 3DDS they played with that and caleld it 3DS..
    whats not to get?
     
  9. weavile001

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    3D+Dual Screen
    3DDS,3DS for short.
     
  10. ComeTurismO

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    A regular DS stands for Dual Screen. Nintendo Dual Screen (Nintendo DS). Now, remember a thread made by a fool who had problems with abbreviations back in November? Yeah. Nintendo 3DS is just a Dual Screen, but 3D. 3D, was combined into the S as in Screen.
     
  11. KidIce

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    What's wrong w/ 3DDS? I, myself, am quite found of double D's.

    <cough> I mean, what they said. :-)
     
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    So would 3D Dual Screen sound right?
     
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    Well, first off, realize that "DS" stood for either/both "Dual Screen" or "Developers' System"

    Realize also that the 3DS is also the 3rd generation of the DS family, gen1 being "DS/Lite", gen2 being "DSi/XL", and gen3 being "3DS/XL"

    Also that it is 3D, the name 3DS being a combination of "3D" and "DS"

    "3 Dual Screen" would imply six screens. " "3 Developers' System" makes equally as little sense.

    You're simply over thinking it.


    Try telling that to all of the "less than educated individuals" who still come in to work to buy these, but still call them "3DDS". -___-

    Or, even better... either "3DSi" or "3DDSi" or "The Nintendo 3"
     
  14. Arras

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    Why would you list 3D system and 3-dimensional system separately? They are the same thing >_>
     
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    I'm bad at coming up with this kind of things.
    I do like the 3 dick swords tho :tpi:
     
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    I think it means Nintendo was too lazy to come up with a better title for the system so they made a pun. 3DS, DS meaning dual screen 3D meaning 3 Dimensional, thus as a pun they threw the 3 in front of the DS to make 3DS.
     
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    Third-Degree Suckage? :tpi:
     
  18. Lilith Valentine

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    I will have you know that it's honor in my community to have that title!
     
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    I wanted to type "T3rribly Dated System" but I figured that was stretching it a bit too much. :tpi:
     
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  20. Lilith Valentine

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    That is not an honored title thought.
     
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