Do 3DS games work on old DSs?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Mac'nCheese, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I always buy new Mario games but don't want a 3DS. Will Super Mario 3D Land work at all on the old DS or any chance of a similar title being released for that console?
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Nope. 3DS can play DS but its a whole new console generation, so new games wont work on older systems.
     
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No. 3DS games are not compatible with the previous DS consoles. DS games will work on the 3DS but not the other way around.
     
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    The DS wouldn't even be able to run a game like this. A 3DS is more than just a DS with 3D.
     
  5. Adriana-white macrumors newbie

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    Of course not, if it can, nobody would by 3ds anymore.
     
  6. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's true. Just like how no one sees the 2d movies anymore when the 3d is available.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I thought the problem with the 3DS was that people were not buying them anyway.... lol. ;)
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Ah, but this comparison is fundamentally flawed. You can turn off the 3D effect on the 3DS, you can't on a 3D movie (in theaters, at least) without special glasses or some such.

    Sorry, if I could play 3DS games on a DS/DSi and I didn't care about the 3D effect, why in the world would I (or anyone of a similar disposition) buy a more expensive 3DS? It wouldn't do anything the DS couldn't do if that were true.

    The 3DS is more powerful than the DS, so games are written to take advantage of that power.
     

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