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Definition: Nintendo DS


The previous family of handheld game consoles from Nintendo. Introduced in 2004 and featuring dual screens (the "DS"), the top screen was the game screen while the bottom touchscreen was used to make selections. The DS was followed by the DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL and the 3DS.

In 2011, the DS family outsold all other products from the company, including the very popular Game Boy (introduced 1989), GameCube (2001) and Wii (2006). See Nintendo Switch, video game console and gamer.




Popular with Kids
Nintendo games have been very popular with kids of all ages. With a year of gaming under his belt, the Nintendo DS keeps our four-year-old gamer quite entertained while mom shops.






Glasses-Free 3DS "Autostereo" Screen
Introduced in 2011, the 3DS included a front camera to add the gamer's face into the scene, a rear camera for 3D photos and the Circle Pad (top) for more game control. Like all DS models, the top screen shows the action, while the bottom is used for configuration. Visual depth is adjustable (see parallax 3D and 3D visualization).