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Orphaned references in Nintendo DS line[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Nintendo DS line's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "fourth":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 14:00, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Impending removal[edit]

Please verify that 3DS handhelds are part of a DS line. « Ryūkotsusei » 20:26, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Besides it being quite evident that it is the case (similar name, logo, design, compatibility, etc.), and that it follows the same "nomenclature" as in Game Boy line, sources also consider the Nintendo 3DS family to be part of the Nintendo DS line. Here's one example.--Arkhandar (TalkContribs) 20:56, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
That's just original research and media confusion. I think we'll need confirmation from Nintendo. « Ryūkotsusei » 21:49, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough, but until then I reckon the article should stay as is.--Arkhandar (TalkContribs) 00:20, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Why? You can't crystal ball it. « Ryūkotsusei » 03:42, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Because this is what sources are saying for now, and it has nothing to do with speculation about the future.--Arkhandar (TalkContribs) 14:09, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

*Timeline Unreadable!*[edit]

Not sure that this is where I should have posted this, as I've never posted on Wikipedia before.
The image for the Nintendo DS line timeline seems to have some overlapping text, rendering some parts of the image unreadable.
If it matters, I'm using Google Chrome version 37.0.2062.124 (Would it though? It's a .png) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:37, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Contradiction with Game Boy article[edit]

This article claims the DS line to be the best-selling handheld to date with 154M units sold, but the Game Boy line article contradicts this saying that it sold 200.2M units over its lifespan.

The Game Boy line article includes the GBA series and calls the DS its successor. Meanwhile, the Game Boy Advance family article ALSO includes the three GBA consoles and calls the Game Boy line its predecessor and the DS line its successor.

The obvious solution, to my eye, would be to merge the Game Boy Advance family article into the Game Boy line article, since the latter article already includes essentially all of the information from the former. (talk) 02:53, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Hmm. The DS line article doesn't include the 3DS line, and the GBA line differs significantly enough from the GB and GBC line that a separate article makes sense to me. Perhaps you should just remove the info on the GBA line from the GB line article, and link it to the GBA line article? Then we'd have a nice chain: GB line -> GBA line -> DS line -> 3DS line. —ajf (talk) 03:00, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I wonder if the GBA family/line is usually considered separate from the GB line by reliable sources though? --Cartakes (talk) 16:11, 17 April 2015 (UTC)