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Rumour: Nintendo Renaming The 3DS Page On Facebook

Posted by Andy Green

"Nintendo Handheld Gaming" looks set to replace it on 19th September

Nintendo is renaming the Nintendo 3DS Facebook page, according to an email sent from the social network to a selection of people who like the page.

When Facebook pages change their names, an email is sent out by the social network to inform people of the change. Nintendo hasn't made any official announcement but a NeoGAF member has received an update telling them about the upcoming tweak as has our member, rjejr.

The new name will be "Nintendo Handheld Gaming" and the change will take place on 19th September. There has been no official word on the reason behind the modification, though it is likely because of the imminent release of the 2DS on 12th October.

As a result, all of Nintendo's handhelds can be found under one roof on Facebook, allowing the company to share updates, photos and promotions on the 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS.

Nintendo has confirmed the DS remains in production and the system's Facebook page is still posting updates. It is not known if posts on the DS will move to the newly named Nintendo Handheld Gaming or if it will retain its own Facebook presence.

What are your thoughts on the name change? Let us know in the comment section below.

[via neogaf.com]

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User Comments (32)

shinpichu

#1

shinpichu said:

Well, that makes sense. Plus, it means whenever the next real new handheld comes out, they won't have to make a whole new page for it.

Retomplay

#2

Retomplay said:

the 3ds won't get renamed they just want one facebook page for all handheld gaming. instead of making all facebook pages per system.

crumpledpapyrusStaff

#6

crumpledpapyrus said:

The emails come from Facebook so it's not technically a Nintendo announcement, hence the rumour tag. We'll be sure to remove it when we get some clarification. :)

PerezBro99

#7

PerezBro99 said:

I don't know about you guys but I think the next DS is going to be called the.... NintendoHDS

Kirk

#8

Kirk said:

I guess it makes sense to merge all the separate Facebook handheld pages into one unified page.

Kirk

#9

Kirk said:

@PerezBro99

I'll keep fighting for Nintendo to call it's next console/s 'Nintendo Entertainment System' (NES) again, both home and handheld, with some simple moniker to differentiate them from the original NES if necessary, like NES 2 for the home console and NES P for the portable or whatever.

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is still the perfect and perfectly descriptive name for exactly what Nintendo's consoles are.

HandheldGuru97

#10

HandheldGuru97 said:

I also got the Email Facebook sent out. Makes sense, cleans up any confusion the 2DS may cause on Facebook

Gioku

#11

Gioku said:

Well, they're not all called "3DS" any more. Some of them are now 2DS's. ;)

rjejr

#13

rjejr said:

Being credited in the article - a first for me - makes me feel like I cant say anything nasty, negative or sarcastic. I do like the title though - Nintendo Handheld Gaming - seems like a direct response to iOS and Android. They're saying, that isnt gaming, THIS is gaming.

Well that and the 2DS is too ugly to get its own FB page, better to bury it under the 3DS stuff.

(Im bored, sitting in Target, while my wife and kids are locked in a dressing room trying on back to school clothes.)

GuSolarFlare

#14

GuSolarFlare said:

@PerezBro99 I think the next nintendo Handheld System will be called the Nintendo HHS(HandHeldSystem) or FamiHeld(in japan) :p would be a cool comeback for the nostalgia lovers! lol

SammyOfMobius

#18

SammyOfMobius said:

Makes sense with the Nintendo 2DS coming out currently, as well as the Nintendo 3DS XL and the Nintendo DSi.

SammyOfMobius

#19

SammyOfMobius said:

@PerezBro99 Perhaps they'll discontinue the DS line and revive the Game Boy line with an HD Gameboy with one main screen that serves as a touch screen. It could be called: the Game Boy Unlimited!
Nah... chances are we'll get a Nintendo HDS like you said.

JuanitoShet

#22

JuanitoShet said:

Awesome. I follow that page, here's to hoping even the DS & DSi are included in all of this. :B

PhillaLoup

#23

PhillaLoup said:

@crumpledpapyrus Hey, just received another Email from Facebook. Nintendo is renaming the "Wii U" page as well. It'll be called "Nintendo Console Gaming" from the 20th of September onwards...

Urbanhispanic

#26

Urbanhispanic said:

It makes sense to have one page for all of their handhelds. I'm looking forward to seeing retro pics of their past handhelds and reminisce about the good ol' days of gaming. :)

TheLilK98

#28

TheLilK98 said:

It's legit, and I just got an email from facebook saying Wii U is now "Nintendo Console Gaming"

chiefeagle02

#31

chiefeagle02 said:

I've been curious about the status of the DS as of late, going back and forth for the record of "Best Selling Games Console" with the PS2. I'd followed up and read recently that the bulk of new DSi shipments are heading to Latin America.

Off-topic: My idea for the new handheld is a Nintendo 3GS, a 3DS that uses existing 3G networks for online connectivity (which Iwata said sometime ago that the company would consider if they could nail down a way to do it profitably. Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/02/iwata-voices-interest-in-kindle-like-free-3g-service-for-ds/).

Slayer

#32

Slayer said:

This is Nintendo, kicking the dust after their horrid presentation of the 2DS. They are making it quite awkward.

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