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KingMike

1. Posted:

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

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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VincentV

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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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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? :P

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KromCompany

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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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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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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? :P

SNES / SuperN = same thing

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

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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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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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VincentV

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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? :P

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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The Game Boy Sandwich.

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Game and Watch 2005

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The Death of the PSP :P

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The Death of the PSP :P

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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^Sez U

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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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^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

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

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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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