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Topic: What the DS could've been called

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KingMike

KingMike

1. Posted:

Just read this story about one potential development code name for the DS.
http://kotaku.com/5915161/did-nintendo-plan-to-call-the-ds-th...
Silly Nintendo, the DS wasn't made anywhere near South Detroit.

Is this the worst console name Nintendo has come up, or not?
I guess it's a tough call whether Wii is still sillier.

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Vincent294

Vincent294

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SNES was crappy. I mean, just adding Super...really? Gamecube was kinda generic. N64 and Wii? I kinda like those; they're original. DS & 3DS? Those got the job done. DSi just sounds like an awkward mash-up between Wii, Wii U, and DS. Game Boy was okay.

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Tasuki

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VincentV wrote:

SNES was crappy. I mean, just adding Super...really? Gamecube was kinda generic. N64 and Wii? I kinda like those; they're original. DS & 3DS? Those got the job done. DSi just sounds like an awkward mash-up between Wii, Wii U, and DS. Game Boy was okay.

Lol. You just made me laugh you say the SNES was a bad name cause they just added Super but you like N64??? Would you have liked it better if they called it a SuperN?

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KromCompany

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4. Posted:

the ds could've been called: Super Nintendo Entertainment System Dual Screen 3-Dimensional Rendering Capable Hardware. Or SNESSDS3DRCH.
awsome name eh?

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Firejonie

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5. Posted:

Just be thankful they didn't name it the " City Boy". That was a name under consideration because it would be a console you would take around with you, alongside continuing the Gameboy line of branding.

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MrArcade

MrArcade

6. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

VincentV wrote:

SNES was crappy. I mean, just adding Super...really? Gamecube was kinda generic. N64 and Wii? I kinda like those; they're original. DS & 3DS? Those got the job done. DSi just sounds like an awkward mash-up between Wii, Wii U, and DS. Game Boy was okay.

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Lol. You just made me laugh you say the SNES was a bad name cause they just added Super but you like N64??? Would you have liked it better if they called it a SuperN?

SNES / SuperN = same thing

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CommanderAudio

CommanderAudio

7. Posted:

Imagine what they could have called the 3DS....

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Firejonie

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8. Posted:

PikminMonster wrote:

Imagine what they could have called the 3DS....

City Boy in Three Dimensions. That would be an awkward name. Can't really throw in a 3D there since 3DS is obviously a pun with 3D and DS.

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kkslider5552000

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9. Posted:

I don't know any details because I refuse to click a Kotaku link. spits at Kotaku link

But I have to assume the person who came up with that, unless that person was really important to the company, was immediately fired.

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Vincent294

Vincent294

10. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

VincentV wrote:

SNES was crappy. I mean, just adding Super...really? Gamecube was kinda generic. N64 and Wii? I kinda like those; they're original. DS & 3DS? Those got the job done. DSi just sounds like an awkward mash-up between Wii, Wii U, and DS. Game Boy was okay.

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Lol. You just made me laugh you say the SNES was a bad name cause they just added Super but you like N64??? Would you have liked it better if they called it a SuperN?

On second thought, SNES isn't that crappy, but it sure was a lazy name. But my opinion on the N64 as a good console name still stands; it sounds original, unique, and it worked. Now City Boy as a considered DS name? That's original, but that just sounds stupid (64 might not be the brightest thing, but it doesn't sound that generic).

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MikeDanger

MikeDanger

11. Posted:

The Game Boy Sandwich.

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KromCompany

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Game and Watch 2005

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

13. Posted:

The Death of the PSP

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KromCompany

KromCompany

14. Posted:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

The Death of the PSP

thats a thumbs up in my book. Most people I know that own a PSP act like it's better than DS. It. Is. Not. It sucks.

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CanisWolfred

CanisWolfred

15. Posted:

^Sez U

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Jumpman

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16. Posted:

Both are good systems but can somebody remind me which system sold over 150 million units and has a good chance of beating the PS2 in lifetime sales?

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CanisWolfred

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17. Posted:

^I was kidding before, but now I'm mad. Since when did sales determine the quality of a platform? WHEN?! Never, that's when. Take your numbers somewhere else.

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moomoo

moomoo

18. Posted:

I'm completely with Mickeymac here. The PSP is a great piece of hardware (especially when one considers that it was made in 2004), and it has a really solid lineup of games, especially for RPGs. If we do numbers logic, then clearly the Atari 2600 is better then the Dreamcast. That is a caps lock LIE!

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Retro_on_theGo

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19. Posted:

Lol. Looks like now we know which of Mickeymac's buttons not to push. :3

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Chrono_Cross

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20. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

^I was kidding before, but now I'm mad. Since when did sales determine the quality of a platform? WHEN?! Never, that's when. Take your numbers somewhere else.

Then what do they determine?

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