Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Is Live Includes Theme Shuffle And Amiibo Menu (Video)

Nintendo has just released the latest firmware update for Nintendo 3DS owners. The new update include changes to the HOME Menu including the ability for users to shuffle their various themes. You can also get software updates via the HOME Menu. There’s also the Amiibo menu which you can check out in the video above.

Changes to the HOME Menu:

  • A Shuffle Favorites feature has been added under Change Theme in HOME Menu Settings. Users can choose multiple themes and have their theme change when the system is left in Sleep Mode from the HOME Menu or turned on after being off
  • Available software updates can now be downloaded from the HOME Menu
  • Users can now capture screenshots with both the upper and lower screens included

Improvements to system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Thanks, David S

The Verge Declares The PlayStation Vita The Best Handheld Gaming System

The Verge has gone against the grain and declared Sony’s ill-fated PlayStation Vita as the best handheld gaming system money can currently buy. The PlayStation Vita was put against the Nintendo 3DS, Apple’s iPad Mini, and Google’s Nexus 9. There’s a number of reasons why they opted for the PlayStation Vita including Remote Play, Visuals, Cross Buy, Analogue Buttons, and much more. You can see their verdict in the video which is posted above.

UK Handheld Market Is Down By Almost A Third During Black Friday

MCV is reporting that sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 went through the roof on Black Friday in the United Kingdom. The publication neglects to mention Wii U which presumably means it didn’t fare anywhere near as well as the other two consoles. What’s interesting is the publication reports that the handheld market is down by almost a third compared to the same stage in 2013.

Here’s A Better Look At Those Pikmin Themes For Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Japan has uploaded two charming new videos showcasing the Pikmin themes that are available to download on the Nintendo 3DS theme shop. Hopefully it won’t just be the Japanese getting in on all the fun and these will eventually be released in the US like the majority of Nintendo 3DS themes. Would you purchase one?

Miyamoto Announces Nintendo 3DS Pikmin Theme

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Mr Miyamoto recently took part in an interview on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS social network, Miiverse. During the interview Miyamoto announced that there’s a Pikmin theme coming soon to the Nintendo 3DS theme shop. The charming new theme will be made available for users sometime next week.

Thank you too! Oh, one last thing. If you want more Pikmin in your life, we’ve created a Pikmin theme for the Nintendo 3DS system! It’ll be available from next week in the Theme Shop. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready.