What is the meaning of the word "ds"?

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  1. Supernovakid
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    What does it stand for? Why did Nintendo choose to name it ds, is it because of the dual screens?
    Or does it mean doorstop aka 2ds. Anyway they really used a marketable name. You can have ds, dsi(xl), 3ds(xl),2ds, HDS, 4DS and much more. Do you think it's a good name, if not why not and what would you change it to? I personally like it.
     


  2. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    Ds stands for dual screen.

    Although that was the meaning of it when the original Nintendo DS was released ^_^
     
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    It also stands for "Developer's System"
     
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  4. Supernovakid
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    But if you add the numbers or letters at the prefix, then it wouldn't make sense
     
  5. person66

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    The 3DS is two different things combined. The DS is still dual screen, because there are 2 screens (also shows that it is still part of the DS line of consoles). The 3D at the beginning is for the 3D screen, much like the 2D in 2DS is referring to the 2D screen it has.

    EDIT: And I believe the 'i' in DSi was a play on the word 'eye', because of the camera that the system featured.
     
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    Nintendo DS (Dual Screen) was the code name for the project (like Dolphin for GameCube, Revolution for Wii, and Cafe for Wii U), but it was positively received so they kept it for the real name.
     
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    I'd say Dead System ;O;
     
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  8. nukeboy95

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    Dual Screen
    Dual Screen lite
    Dual Screen Intelligent
    3rd Dimension Screen
    2rd Dimension Screen

    and so on
     
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  9. Langin

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    I think DSi means Dual Screen Eye :P
     
  10. LoloLakitu

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    Actually it was "Nitro", hence the NTR-XXX on all of the hardware.
     
  11. JoostinOnline

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    No, that was a temporary code name. It was DS first, then Nitro, then back to DS. Once it was released, "DS" became the official name.
     
  12. Fat D

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    Both. First it was Nitro internally, then "Dual Screen" became the pre-release name, which people liked, so they kept it, but shortened it to just DS. Then on a press conference, they announced that they also want that DS to stand for something else, namely Developers' System.
    From what I recall from the DSi's pre-release, the "i" in the DSi stands for "I" or "individual". They had achieved saturation with DS-owning households on the home front, so they tried to make a more personal DS to get households to have several handheld gaming systems.
    And the 3DS is just a contraction of "3D DS", although you could also interpret it as "3D screen".
     
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    Not quite. Developer's System, then Nitro, then Dual Screen.
     
  14. MarioFanatic64

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    Wasn't it at one point a Game Boy?

    I swear I can remember "Game Boy DS" at some point.
     
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    Probably by someone who didnt know what they were talking about. The Gameboy line ended with the GBA Micro. When the DS came out in late 2004, the name was changed, dropping the GB.
     
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    DS = Die Sony

    DSL (Lite) = Die Sony Literally

    DSi = Die Sony Immediately

    3DS = 3 times Die Sony
     
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    Your post was off-topic, useless, not very funny and you should feel bad. :angry:

    (Actually it was pretty cheeky and clever, well done. :P )
     
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    DS = Dumb Shit
    GB = Grand Bitches
    GBA = Good Bombs Away
    GBA SP = Grand Bitches Asking Shit Poo

    (ok, what the fuck?)
     
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    Dual Screen, Developer's Special, and Developer's System where was the DS stood for. The most obvious is Dual Screen as it has two screens. It could have very well been called the Nintendo TS for Nintendo Touch-Screen. Also, hear 'bout that Nintendo 1DS? LUL!

    For Refference:
    G&W/GW: Game and Watch
    GB: Game Boy
    GBL: Game Boy Light (Backlit Screen, Japan Only)
    GBP: Game Boy Pocket
    GBC: Game Boy Color/Colour
    GBA: Game Boy Advance
    GBA SP: Game Boy Advnace Special/Superior Portible
    GBAM: Gameboy Advance Micro
    NDS/DS: Nintendo Dual Screen
    NDSL: Nintendo Dual Screen Lite
    DSi: Nintendo Dual Screen i (Because lawsuits if they named it the iDS)
    DSiLL: Nintendo DS i Large Load
    DSiXL: Nintendo DS Xtra Large
    3DS: Nintendo 3D Dual Screen
    3DS LL: Nintendo 3DS Large Load
    3DS XL: Nintendo 3ds Xtra Large
    2DS: What they should have called the 3DS to begin with! Nintendo Dual Screen 2 (No 3D Here!)
    Nintendo 1DS: Only exists in dreams!
     
  21. Iamapirate

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    DS: Dual Screen.
    3DS: 3D Dual Screen (D for 3D and D for DS).
    2DS: 2D Dual Screen (D for 2D and D for DS).