Europe Gets Nintendo 3DS System Update On April 25th (Mario Kart 7 Update For May)

Nintendo UK and Nintendo Europe have announced that European Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to download the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS system update on April 25th. The Nintendo 3DS system update brings Home Menu folders and the possibility to download ‘update data’ aka ‘patches’. Mario Kart 7 will be one of the first title to receive a patch that will fix the Maka Wuhu glitch. The Mario Kart 7 update is coming in the middle of May,

Nintendo 3DS: June 6th/June 7th Nintendo 3DS System Update Adds Internet Browser, Online Store, Pokédex 3D, Excitebike Plus Gameboy Games

Nintendo of America and Nintendo UK have both issued press releases detailing exactly what we’re going to see included with the latest system update for the Nintendo 3DS.

There’s a whole host of features that are set to included in the update which arrives June 6th in the United States and June 7th in Europe. Not only are we getting the Nintendo 3DS web browser and eShop but we’re also getting the Pokedex 3D and Excitebike 3D for free. Upcoming Virtual Console content available in the Nintendo eShop includes Game Boy games Super Mario Land, Alleyway and Radar Mission. New content will be added to the Nintendo eShop on Thursdays.

The system update also gives Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL system owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously downloaded Nintendo DSiWare games to their new Nintendo 3DS systems. In the near future, users will be able to download a free application for a short-form video service that will enable them to view specially selected video content, including 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos automatically received when the SpotPass feature is activated.

Source: Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe press releases

Nintendo 3DS: Just Performed My First Nintendo 3DS System Update

Nintendo UK and Nintendo of America have just issued their first system update for the Nintendo 3DS.

The update adds a 3D music video by OK Go which features 3D skating, 3D snowboarding and lots of 3D nature footage. The update also apparently enhances the communication features of the Nintendo 3DS, but I couldn’t see any new functionality added to my machine.

The Nintendo 3DS software update has to be applied manually via the System Settings on the Home Menu. I was expecting the system to automatically push and publish the update when I turned the Nintendo 3DS on. Hopefully future system updates will be automatic like they are with the Nintendo Wii.

“We shot the ‘White Knuckles’ video in 2D and 3D at the same time, but until now, there hasn’t been much opportunity for people to see the 3D version. I’m fired up for people to watch the video again with Nintendo 3DS and experience it in a whole new way. This opens up all kinds of creative opportunities.”

– Trish Sie, the video’s Grammy-winning director

Press Release