Sonic News Network

Know something we don't about Sonic? Don't hesitate in signing up today! It's fast, free, and easy, and you will get a wealth of new abilities, and it also hides your IP address from public view. We are in need of content, and everyone has something to contribute!

If you have an account, please log in.


Sonic News Network
Sonic News Network
This article is about a subject in the real world.
Information in this article is about real-life people, companies, and objects, which do not relate to the in-universe Sonic series.

Touching is good.

— Slogan[9]

The Nintendo DS, officially known as the Nintendo Developers' System[10] and also referred to as the Nintendo Dual-Screen[10] or NDS, is a handheld game system developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It has two screens; the top screen being for viewing only, while the lower screen can be used as a touchscreen interface.

The first two iterations, the standard Nintendo DS and DS Lite are also able to play Game Boy Advance titles, which can be displayed on any screen, however the screen it is displayed on must be changed in the Options; by default it is the top screen. However, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games cannot be played. The third and fourth iterations, the Nintendo DSi, and DSi XL are unable to play Game Boy Advance titles due to the removal of the GBA cartridge slot. Its successor is the Nintendo 3DS which had a backward-compatibility with the console.

The Sonic the Hedgehog series made its debut on the DS with the critically acclaimed Sonic Rush. The final game of the series on the platform was Sonic Colors.

Sonic games

Sonic Rush (2005)
Sonic Rush Adventure.jpg
Sonic Rush Adventure (2007)
DSMarioand Sonicattheolympicgames US front.jpg
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008)
Sega superstar tennis (DS).jpg
Sega Superstars Tennis (2008)
The Dark Brotherhood.jpg
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008)
Mario and sonic ds.jpg
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - Nintendo DS Box Art.jpg
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010)
SCC FRONT 12 2 lrg.jpg
Sonic Classic Collection (2010)
Sonic Colors DS US front foil.jpg
Sonic Colors (2010)

Characters introduced

Sonic playing Sonic Rush Adventure on a DS Lite.



  1. Gantayat, Anoop (7 October 2004). IGN: NDS Japanese Launch Details. IGN.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harris, Craig (20 September 2004). Official Nintendo DS Launch Details. IGN. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fahey, Rob (28 February 2005). Nintendo claims most successful launch ever for DS in Australia.
  4. ゲームハードの初期価格 (Japanese). Geocities Japan (11 November 2006). Archived from the original on 5 June 2009. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  5. CESA staff (July 2016). "11" (in Japanese). CESAゲーム白書. CESA. p. 175. ISBN 978-4902346343.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Consolidated Sales Transition by Region (PDF). Nintendo (27 April 2016). Retrieved on 9 April 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Redge, David (11 March 2004). Nintendo DS specs are leaked. DarkZero. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved on 25 September 2020.
  8. Robertson, Andy (18 September 2012). The (Nearly) Definitive Nintendo Battery Test. Wired. Retrieved on 6 March 2018.
  9. Sklens, Mike (24 October 2004). Nintendo Tells Players 'Touching is Good'. Nintendo World Report. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved on 25 September 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Nintendo. What Does "DS Stand For?. Nintendo Support. Retrieved on 2 August 2018. "To our developers, it stands for "Developers' System," since we believe it gives game creators brand new tools which will lead to more innovative games for the world's players. It can also stand for "Dual Screen""