Nintendo DS Not Really Nintendo DS

by Steven Rodriguez - April 2, 2004, 1:49 pm PST
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/01/commentary/game_ov...

Whatever it will eventually be called, we now know that it won't be named the Nintendo DS.

When Nintendo first annouced its new gaming device, it was named the Nintendo DS. Everyone took this name and ran with it, of course, since we had nothing better to call it at the time. Then, we stumbled upon another possible name for the system, Nitro. Nintendo quickly quashed this name and replaced it with the more common Nintendo DS.

Now, thanks to Chris Morris and his latest CNN Money column, we know what the system won't be named: The Nintendo DS. Nintendo's VP of Sales and Marketing, Reggie Fils-Aime, said in an interview with Morris that the DS name is simply a placeholder until the time the device does launch sometime later this year.

So, be it Nitro or something else, we've got another thing to look forward to at E3. The price, release date and final name of Nintendo's new system should be revealed to the world on May 11, the date of Nintendo's pre-E3 press confrence.

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