“Best Handheld Game Console”: Nintendo DS
This week on Techy Tuesday, we’ll be talking about the device that sparked a huge lineup of portable installments: The Nintendo DS. I remember getting this a few years back with Sonic Rush.
If you want to read more on Nintendo’s previous portable console, check out the history of the Gameboy!
Nintendo announced the release of a new portable console November 13, 2003. The legendary Satoru Iwata stated that the DS was an entirely new concept for the company. Nintendo was putting a lot on the line, for without the success of the DS on its own, Nintendo’s company would fall. However, that wasn’t the case, with Nintendo’s device being the Best Handheld game console on the market. It wasn’t until November 21 of 2004 that it would release in North America.
The Nintendo DS had a TON of Titles from both first and third party companies. There are over 1,000 DS titles for this device along with several more for the other DS family titles. With games from Mario, star fox, donkey kong, sonic, and much more! Another interesting feature the DS had was its backward compatibility with the GameBoy. This allowed you to play all your Gameboy games for those who owned Gameboy games, so it was a 2-in-1 console which was pretty cool. The latest handheld console, the 3DS, used backward compatibility for DS games.
It’s no doubt the DS was a complete success selling over 154 million devices. Because of this device, it sparked the legacy of several more DS handheld consoles. From the Dsi to the 3DS and 2DS! If you want to learn more about the 3DS check out this Techy Tuesday:
And that’s it for Techy Tuesday, hopefully, you enjoyed learning a bit more about the original DS system.
I need to get myself a new 3DS since mine has a cracked screen, in the meantime, I can play some New Super Mario Bros on my DS.