Whats 3ds stand for?

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  1. wiibob
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    I know DS stands for Dual Screen, but what does 3ds stand for? 3d screen? Lol i havnt seen any official definition on it.
     


  2. Fear Zoa

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    Its for 3d ds.....

    Also this thread is eerily similar to one that got locked earlier.....

    Oh yea this one
     
  3. twiztidsinz

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    Portmanteau of "3D" and "DS", rather than "3DDS".
     
  4. wiibob
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    One would think they would put 3dds. is this official?
     
  5. Rydian

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    yeah, we don't need people thinking it's a bra. *rimshot*
     
  6. KingVamp

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    Some like to call it the 3rd (generation) ds.
     
  7. Fear Zoa

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    You mean its not a bra? ......what the fuck is it then? ....

    .....Ive been using it wrong the whole time [​IMG]
     
  8. twiztidsinz

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    I like how it lifts and separates.
     
  9. Heran Bago

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    Starting with the DS Lite the box no longer references it as an abbreviation for something else. The device is simply the Nintendo 3DS with no deeper meaning. I think this is pretty sad since I like calling the DS the Nintendo Dual Screen.
     
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  11. Toader

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    I think its for 3DScreen
     
  12. Melter

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    technically the 3DS is the 4th generation.

    DS Phat > DS Lite > DSi/DSi XL > 3DS
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    Troll one: 3rd DiSappointment or 300 Dollar System. Those were just some lulz ones, not actually trolling.

    Actual one: 3D DS (DS stands for like "Dual Screen" or something and the DS is compressed into a single letter since 3DDS looks retarded). 3D System seems plausible too.
     
  14. Wizerzak

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    *facepalm*

    ds lite, dsi, dsixl are all remakes of ds.

    3rd gen = GB > DS > 3DS
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    Um, what about the Game Boy?
     
  16. Densetsu

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    So...why would they start numbering the generations at the GBA? I thought the original Game Boy was considered the 1st generation of Nintendo handheld gaming?

    *EDIT*
    Ninja'd by Guild [​IMG]
     
  17. Wizerzak

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    sorry accidental, i mean GB > DS > 3DS

    fixed first post.
     
  18. Guild McCommunist

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    Well it's GB/C -> GBA/SP/Micro -> DS/L/i/XL -> 3DS.

    Either way you look at it, its a 4th generation system.

    Also, NINJA'D THE NINJA.

    EDIT: Added DS Lite.
     
  19. ferret7463

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    with the Generation thing here is what i think they are trying to say...

    DS and DS Lite = 1st Gen since hard ware and software is pretty much the same.

    DSi and DSi XL= 2nd Gen due to the loss of the GBA slot and way different software and a Cam.

    3DS = is the Number three in this line.
     
  20. chris888222

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    Haha well, to me, the 3DS can mean:

    1. 3D DS (Developer's system or dual screen)
    2. 3rd Dimension (or generation) System

    I prefer the 2nd. I heard from some places saying that the 3D wasn't added into the system initially, but was just a final add-on to the improved DS system. Maybe this isn't true, but the 2nd meaning sure sounds much better to me. [​IMG]

    As for game generations, i would say that the 3DS is the 3rd generation. GB family -> DS family -> 3DS?
    Also, (i'm not sure about this) if the NGP is the 3rd gen, i bet the 3DS will be as well.