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guiduc said:
theprof00 said:
guiduc said:
You do know that it was written "Tentative name" so it might not be the real name actually.

yeah i know, but then why call it 3ds.....

hmm unless it's 3dScreen.

I'd thught they were just doing a mishmash of 3d and ds. Well, I thought I remember hearing that it was going to have 2 screens (the ds2, not the 3ds), so, if the ds2 is infact the 3ds, then it is a mishmash.

They called it 3DS for 3Dimensional Screen, not 3 Dual Screen like the actual DS. They'll probably change it before E3.

no, it's 3d dual screen.

It's a mashup.

If it has two screens, it's a dual screen.

In English, we sometimes eliminate letters in acronyms that are reproduced because they sound better.

 



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Soundwave said:

The DS never stood for "Dual Screen" in the first place.

It was called DS as an acronym for "Developer's System".

3DS is a fine name. It won't be changed. It gets the point across pretty easily, you guys are way overthinking this. 

really? dev system????



It's not a given both screens are 3D. The top screen may be 3D, the bottom screen may be a regular LCD (for touch input).



theprof00 said:

I didn't say a successor is not a standalone. I said it doesn't MEAN it is a standalone.

lerntoread

In teh context of the words, a replacement takes up the end of something else. A successor doesn't necessarily mean that, it's just the one that comes next.

And I know you think you are being SMRT, but the DSi is capable of playing games that the DS can't play (not possible on previous system). However, it is not a successor. It is just one in the family. PERIOD.

What do you want?

 



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Nintendo 3DS.

3 Dual Screens => 3 x 2 = 6

This has seven screens because it is obviously a prototype.



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Soundwave said:
It's not a given both screens are 3D. The top screen may be 3D, the bottom screen may be a regular LCD (for touch input).

AH, so it could be a "dual-screen with one 3d screen and a second screen for touch input!"

DS+143D+1LCD

I'm no 1337 speak genius, but does anyone else read DS LAEDILOO, pronounced LADY-LOO?

I Nomintate LADYLOO for the next DS Successors name!



Bamboleo said:

Nintendo 3DS.

3 Dual Screens => 3 x 2 = 6

This has seven screens because it is obviously a prototype.

lol

@elrhodeo

I just wanna make sure Nintendo doesn't let me down. I want E3, and Nintendo to say "Here is the DS2, code-name LADYLOO"



Iwata says pretty cleary in the press release that 3DS is the SUCCESSOR (in fact he uses that exact word) to the current DS line.

I browse like 5 or 6 major forums and this is the only thread where there's a hang up about the name, lol. 



theprof00 said:
Bamboleo said:

Nintendo 3DS.

3 Dual Screens => 3 x 2 = 6

This has seven screens because it is obviously a prototype.

lol

@elrhodeo

I just wanna make sure Nintendo doesn't let me down. I want E3, and Nintendo to say "Here is the DS2, code-name LADYLOO"

I'm not against that name it puts a smile on my face...



Former something....

Soundwave said:

Iwata says pretty cleary in the press release that 3DS is the SUCCESSOR (in fact he uses that exact word) to the current DS line.

I browse like 5 or 6 major forums and this is the only thread where there's a hang up about the name, lol. 

yes but is it mean "another in the DS line" or "seperate to the DS line"?

In fact, by definition, that means "next DS"

Oh, I also heard that the DS2 (DS2 news) has two screens which will sync up evenly without a gap.. that would have to mean that both are 3d, right?