Will the 3DS be able to play normal DS games ?

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#1 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

Probably a stupid question but will the 3DS be able to play normal DS games without them being 3d ?

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#2 Posted by Calvin079 (16406 posts) -

Yes, the 3DS will be able to play the normal DS games. Which is a good thing; I have some games that I really enjoy. But I still don't think I'll be getting a 3DS. BTW, in my book, there is no such thing as a stupid question ;)

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#3 Posted by Crystal-Rush (2274 posts) -
yes it will. But no reports have been made on whether or DS games can be displayed in 3D. The DS games would obviously need to be redone (so not likely). DS games will play and look the way they do on the DS.
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#4 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

Thanks alot never had a DS before but iv always been interested, depending on the 3DS price ill definatly be getting one , alot of good games i want.

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#5 Posted by Calvin079 (16406 posts) -

Thanks alot never had a DS before but iv always been interested, depending on the 3DS price ill definatly be getting one , alot of good games i want.

Blake135

Oh, there is a HUGE lineup of launch games for it. Even a MGS game. Now, I may hop onto the 3DS bandwagon and buy one becasue I'be lawyas wanted to play a MGS title.

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#6 Posted by xfactor19990 (10917 posts) -
is it confirmed to work with DS, cuz didn't they say DSi (meaning downloaded DSiWare game)?
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#7 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blake135"]

Thanks alot never had a DS before but iv always been interested, depending on the 3DS price ill definatly be getting one , alot of good games i want.

Calvin079

Oh, there is a HUGE lineup of launch games for it. Even a MGS game. Now, I may hop onto the 3DS bandwagon and buy one becasue I'be lawyas wanted to play a MGS title.

Yeah i was considering buying one till i heard about the 3DS rumor so i decided to wait, hopefully its not gonna cost too much.
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#8 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

Maybe another silly question, but will the 3DS be able to communicate with the regular line of DSs for multiplayer?

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#9 Posted by godfather_1 (562 posts) -
Yep, the DS will be fully backwards compatible, the 3DS uses similar cartridges but the capacity has been increased obviously, to 2GB I think for devs. When playing the DS games you won't be able to view them in 3D, cos the games have to be developed in 3D.
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#10 Posted by Dawn2121 (25 posts) -
I got the dsi xl yesterday and i like it but im wondering should i return it and wait for the 3ds or should i keep it and see if another ds comes out that is better or trade it in when the 3ds is a lower price?
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#11 Posted by Ceraby (3306 posts) -

I was wondering about this too. Would hate to get a 3DS and then find out none of my old DS games work.

Yes, the 3DS will be able to play the normal DS games. Which is a good thing; I have some games that I really enjoy. But I still don't think I'll be getting a 3DS. BTW, in my book, there is no such thing as a stupid question ;)

Calvin079

Just stupid people? hehe :D

Off topic I know but whatever happend to that Cooking Union?

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#12 Posted by NotAFurry (6055 posts) -

I was wondering about this too. Would hate to get a 3DS and then find out none of my old DS games work.

[QUOTE="Calvin079"]

Yes, the 3DS will be able to play the normal DS games. Which is a good thing; I have some games that I really enjoy. But I still don't think I'll be getting a 3DS. BTW, in my book, there is no such thing as a stupid question ;)

Ceraby

Just stupid people? hehe :D

No, there is no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it.

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#13 Posted by King_Dodongo (3751 posts) -
there should be a faq about the 3DS. We are only some months aways of launch.
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#14 Posted by videogamer145 (25 posts) -
It's not a silly question. It's a good question. Want me to tell you the answer tomarrow
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#15 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

100% BC with all DS/DSi games and DSiware ;) meaning yes you can transfer DSiware titles to your 3DS :)

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#16 Posted by Dawn2121 (25 posts) -
Will the 3DS be able to play music go on the internet and all that like the dsi does?
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#17 Posted by GameGoddess32 (433 posts) -
I just wanted to say to Calvin079,Taffy was sooooo cute!!!I love Poms....they are just adoreable :)
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#18 Posted by GameGoddess32 (433 posts) -
That's great because I have regular DS games that I love,and I have DSiWare games that I enjoy playing(Shantae).I had wondered if you would be able to transfer DSiWare titles to the 3DS,and now I know.I'm thinking about a 3DS because of the game Nintendogs and cats...that game looks so cute :)
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#19 Posted by dzimm (4706 posts) -

It's pretty much customary these days for a new console to be backwards compatible with its predecessor (not counting things like Virtual Console).

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#20 Posted by dzimm (4706 posts) -

I had wondered if you would be able to transfer DSiWare titles to the 3DS...GameGoddess32

You can, but I understand there's a limit to how many you can transfer, and not every game can be transferred, so the answer is "Yes, but..."

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#21 Posted by YoungFlitz (854 posts) -

Yes, since the game card sizes will be the same.

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#22 Posted by yellowmatt2210 (25 posts) -
trade your dsi xl in the 3ds is much better but at a high price but should'nt a ds be pocket size? since dsi xl came out it is more like a sega genisis in your pocket
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#23 Posted by yellowmatt2210 (25 posts) -
yes
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#24 Posted by yellowmatt2210 (25 posts) -
and anyway the dsi xl sucks
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#25 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -
yes
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#26 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
yes
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#27 Posted by F0urTwenty (1842 posts) -
How the heck did this thread get 26 responses?
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#28 Posted by JuanGrande386 (1115 posts) -

because noobs seem to have this special ability to find old ass threads from months and even years ago and bring them back. Gamespot needs a filter that deletes threads that are over a month old if noone has posted in them.

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#29 Posted by joke-king (25 posts) -
how about this one? what comes first the chiken or the egg? cause i think thats a really dumb question, Right?