Talk:Nintendo DS

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Former good article Nintendo DS was one of the Sports and recreation good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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DS lite specifications[edit]

I believe the DS lite specifications section should be reviewed. Firstly, I found that some part of it was confused with the specs of the DSi (CPU). There may be more. Also, it seems that apart from size, battery life and weight, they are the same with respect to hardware. Maybe it should be considered to change the section to something like "The Nintendo DS lite has the same hardware specifications as the original Nintendo DS with the exceptions of..." Would do you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Model comparison[edit]

Nintendo 3DS needs to be added to the model comparison. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quadrplax (talkcontribs) 02:12, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

The 3DS does not need to be added, as it is not a DS. This would be equivalent (for example) of showing the PS3 in a comparison table of PS2 models. Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.θɒn/ (talk) 05:44, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
It's within the same series. I think it needs to be added to the comparison. Just because it supports 3d and a whole bunch of other features does not make it not part of the series. It takes the same game cartages. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:53, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes, and launch PS3s could play PS2 games, while all PS2s and PS3s can play PS1 games; that does not make them variants of the same console. Similarly, the GBA could play Gameboy and GBC games, but wasn't simply a "type of Gameboy". The 3DS is the successor to the DS/DSi. It has very different hardware and 3DS games are not compatible with the original DSes/DSis. It is in "the same series" as the DSes/DSis, but isn't a form of the same console (A good comparison would the the PlayStation article, which is about the series, so covers PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP and PSV. This article is equivalent to PlayStation (console), which is about the PS1.) Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.θɒn/ (talk) 19:31, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
As a side note, technically this article isn't even about the DS in general, but about the original DS model. The DS Lite and DSi have their own articles. Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.θɒn/ (talk) 19:35, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Region Lock[edit]

At least on PAL Systems, one cannot play any American DS Games on the DSi, DSiXL or 3DS. They are still compatible with DS and DS Lite. The article is a little vague on this subject, opining that only DSi-enhanced software is region-locked. I don't know whether American or Japanese Systems feature a similar lock. Anyone know about that? Just a thought, Samjohn95 21:07, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Merger discussion[edit]

Another editor pointed me to an orphaned article on the launch of the Nintendo DS. Apparently it was AfD'd four years ago with the result being Keep. Instead of deleting it, this information should be incorporated into this main article, with the exact amount of content to be determined by consensus in this discussion. Again, the suggested article to be merged here is considered an orphan, since nothing links back to it, and its information would certainly not be out of place here. --McDoobAU93 15:53, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Support merge As noted above. --McDoobAU93 15:53, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support merge As per McDoob; (I am the editor who "pointed him" to the article.) Salvidrim (talk) 16:38, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support merge I am new to the edition of pages. What's the procedure to merge that article?--Darkeagle7x (talk) 05:59, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Support – It will definitely need trimmed down, but I don't see the need to keep it as a standalone article. Good catch, Salvidrim. --GoneIn60 (talk) 17:08, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose merge. There's quite a bit of information on the launch page and there are only two options for dealing with that content, neither of which I find appealing:
Cut out some content. It would be unfortunate to cut the list of launch titles for each region, for instance.
Keep all the content. Would make the main article very long.
CaseyPenk (talk) 23:01, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Has the DS outsold the PS2?[edit]

The PS2 article says that it sold 150 million units, less than the DS' nearly 154 million. (talk) 16:02, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

List_of_best-selling_game_consoles states 155 million, perhaps the PS2 article needs to be updated. Яehevkor 16:11, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Ah, the 150 figure was "as of January 31, 2011". Some time ago. Яehevkor 16:12, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Ah, but less than a year after the 150 announcement by Sony the PS2 production ended, and it's then assumed that the previous fiscal year of 4.1 million were eclipsed by the final year. Something given the last official announcement by Sony was PS2 SHIPPED 150 million units. By official manufacturer numbers, the Nintendo DS is the highest selling console that can be verified by its manufacturer. Sony fanboys who often influence Wikipedia articles then change them by using sources who error by using Wikipedia as its source. If you use a source who used Wikipedia as ITS source, then how reliable a source is it? Yeah, it's not! Again, the Nintendo DS is the ONLY CONFIRMED SYSTEM to reach a CONFIRMED 154 million units. Reliable sources have to say the PS2 sold "approximately 155" as there is no reliable source to say one way or the other, because only Sony knows, and they are not releasing that information.2602:304:CFD3:2EE0:E42C:7D5E:31CA:82A0 (talk) 06:03, 14 December 2015 (UTC)


There should be an article about the DS line as a whole.--occono (talk) 02:26, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

DS does not stand for Developer's System[edit]

Sheesh, don't you understand that he was joking when he said that? It was a remark about how developer friendly it was, not a serious remark about what the initials DS were for. Someone please remove or at least clarify this76.226.197.184 (talk) 22:27, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

There's a source from the official site saying so in a FAQ. I don't see any sign that what is being said is a joke. TheStickMan[✆Talk] 22:31, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Because you have to use common sense, which is apparently in too short supply on the internet, I guess there needs joke font or something... (that was a joke, btw, since you can't tell, apparently) (talk) 20:31, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
First, please watch your tone; that could be construed as a personal attack. We comment on content, not on editors. Second, I reviewed the source, and there's no suggestion that a joke was implied. If Nintendo is publishing this on their own site, they mean it. --McDoobAU93 20:40, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

“Dī Esu”?[edit]

Re this reversion, why are we romanizing an unwritten Japanese phoneticization of Roman letters? I find this very confusing. Unless the lead has the Japanese name wrong, t’s not the ディーエス; it’s the DS. As I understand it, we use Hepburn romanization on WP, and I can’t find anything about “romanizing” Roman text like “DS” either in our Hepburn article or in MOS:J#Romanization. Did I miss where it’s addressed? Or was this a community decision somewhere, and could someone point me to where it was made? Thanks. — (talk) 03:47, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Under "External links" would * DSiBrew be acceptable? Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (talk) 15:25, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Nintendo DS launch[edit]

Based on the current sourcing, the launch can be adequately covered within its parent section. There isn't any element of the sourcing that makes the launch separately notable from the handheld console. czar 20:29, 22 January 2017 (UTC)