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The Nintendo DS is a handheld gaming system released by Nintendo in late 2004. It is short for "Dual Screen" although it means "Digital System" or "Developers System". Likewise, the DS has 2 screens, something Nintendo hasn't done since the Game & Watch days. Many games take advantage of these dual screens. One screen even has a touch-pad.

DS

The original DS.

This system is also the first Nintendo system to feature online capability, through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Through this, you can play games with people around the world.

  • As of May 20th, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Service has been discontinued. However, fans have created custom Online Servers to replace it.

Variations:

The DS has many variations, including:

DS Lite:

It can do everything the original DS could do. The only differences is that it is brighter and it weighs less.

DSi:

This version was much different from the other variations. It is larger then the other 2, and has a menu with loads of apps, including a shop app where you can buy certain games.

Virtual Console:

In Early 2015, DS was announced to be compatible with the Wii U's Virtual Console System, meaning you can play DS Games on your Wii U by going to the Nintendo Eshop. The DS games that came to Wii U all received Miiverse communities as well.

For DS Virtual Console, you can change where the 2 DS Screens can go. You can have one screen on the gamepad the other on the TV, both screens on one, etc.

Popular DS Games:

  • Pokemon Black and White
  • Pokemon Black 2 and White 2
  • Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
  • Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Super Mario 64 DS
  • Mario Party DS
  • WarioWare: Touched!
  • New Super Mario Bros.
  • Star Fox Command
  • Brain Age
  • Nintendogs
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

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