Nintendo 3DS: The New Nintendo 3DS System Update With 3D Video Recording Is Available To Download Now

Nintendo has officially released the new Nintendo 3DS system update which allows you to record ten minutes of 3D video.To get the latest firmware update you’ll need to go to system settings and then select system update and the update will start to download.

Edit: Here’s a list of the features that should be included in the update:

1. 3D Video, and 3D Stop Motion animation videos.

2. QR code functionality will be improved

3. Transfer game files between Nintendo 3DS systems

4. New puzzles and extra Find Mii Dungeon

5. eShop will be expanded as well, You’ll soon have access to game demos (for both downloadable games and retail games)

6. You’ll be able to download software while your system is in Sleep Mode

7. The eShop will also support Download Codes (which will be used primarily for special promotions) and will enable users to save payment information to their system if they so so desire

8. The update will add a new application to your system’s Home Menu: ”Nintendo Zone” active when you’re at a Nintendo 3DS hotspot location. Provides free access to exclusive content, streaming 3D videos (such as gametrailers, tv ads) trivia games, and retail promotions

Tip: VGC


        1. the other day i wuz running with my 3ds in my pocket and it flew out of my pocket and smashed on the sidewalk (EEK!) BUT IT ONLY GOT A COUPLE SCRATCHES ON THE OUTSIDE AND THE GAME CAME OUT OF THE SLOT BUT NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH IT AT ALL!!!!!!

      1. Wow that sounded really bad now reading it XD. But yeah the 3DS is well worth it one of the best online mulitiplayer is here Mario Kart 7 and the games that come out next year along with the games that have come out will be grand! Super Mario 3D Land is amazing, Ocarina of Time needs no introduction, Resident Evil Mercenaries is fun like no other with a friend.

    1. Well if you like nintendo games and its concept then go ahead. Its relativly cheap now so if you dont have a DS in general it will be even better to buy as it also plays DS games (just not in 3D). Or you could wait till a 2nd gen 3DS comes out (comon this is Nintendo, look at the DS!). The main reason im buying a 3DS is because I know the main Pokemon games are going to be on it eventualy but im staying for the other games it has to offer plus the 3D video recording is awesome. If you like sony products and PSVitas concept then go for it as a priority. If you have to cash to burn then there isnt any shame in having both handhelds Like I have a DSi and PSP. The final decsion is up to you so do what you want.

        1. Yeah same, but Ill get a PSVita next christmas if I dont have a job to afford one.

          (I love how my avatar changes if I use a differen computer but yet the same email addres).

          1. Oh yeah didn’t notice your avatar changed lol. Mine seems to stay the same when im on different devices. Strange.

  1. Finally! :D When i saw this i ran over to my 3DS…I can’t wait for the day when there’s 3D video sharing available, then we can all download some funny cat videos…and watch em in 3D…:D

      1. This is true…but the quality is so bad D: it would probably be better off in HD 2D…unless you could download it in HD 3D xD

    1. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Not only is that TMI, its just EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    2. Careful, if you are a girl or have a gf/wife watch it she might endup pregnet like that one chick believed LOL!

  2. what happened to the messaging system? not that i’m not grateful for what they added, but still. A lack of a true messaging system is frustrating

  3. update … almost … done ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. OH COME ON TT.TT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. YESH :D

  4. Haha I laughed when I read this because Nintendo is still not keeping their word when they say they r gonna do something (in this case, it was a good thing) they said the 8th and we got it 2 days earlier (USA)

  5. Messaging system…a.k.a the chat app will be released before the year is out. Don’t worry, much like the GBA games, it’s coming.

  6. SWEEET!!!!! just updated my 3ds =D
    Although the quality of the videos is crappy, its still fun to take random videos ^-^

        1. As you live in ecuador I will talk you in Spanish:

          Acaso la eShop no estaba disponible en Latinoamérica? (solo México)

          Y además, puedes cambiar el país y cuando termines de actualizar, vuelves a cambiar el país a Ecuador.

        2. es por tu ip…. pero igual es simplemente cuestion de cambiar las settings del pais de residencia… con mi Wii compro tranquilamente, si solo puedes descargar lo gratuito espera a que salgan para comprar.

          1. ya hice eso pero tengo miedo a q ocurra algun problema o enrredo financiero o incluso legal si compro el saldo al 3ds aca no hay esas tarjetas prepago e igual no las comrparia aca las venden al doble

            1. ya es por puntos… es via tarjeta de crédito todo con servidores muy seguros… Nintendo cambio ese molesto sistema de puntos (Wii Points, 3DS Points) ahora estan los precios en dolares y te lo confirmo por experiencia propia que es muy seguro

            2. Pues no he tenido ningún problema, en Honduras, pude entrar a la eShop y descargar los juegos del programa de embajadores sin problema. Claro está, en el sistema y la eShop puse que vivo en los EUA. También use una tarjeta de prepago sin problemas y descargué juegos, no sé si funcionan las tarjetas de crédito pero no veo por qué no…

    1. te entiendo brother, yo tmbn soy guayaco, pero no se puede hacer mucho…
      Cambia el pais de residencia a la yoni y tendras el eshop, al menos asi aseguras el zelda 4 swords..
      Hay que esperar a q nintendo le pique el culo para q nos llegue videos del nintendo video y demas aca a Ecuador..

      1. yo mandé una queja a Nintendo por esto la semana pasada (recien adquirí el 3DS) me respondieron este sábado, ellos aseguran que antes de fin de año la eshop estará habilitada para las americas (vivo en Colombia, cosa que especifican para que entienda que americas es todo el resto del continente) falta poco para terminar el año, esperemos que sea verdad, tengo muchas ganas de comprar Pushmo

  7. *Jaw drop* i cant fuckin wait to get a 3ds!!!!!!! then run straight to cuzins house to use wifi! then 3d record my awesome black lad being the happy dog she is! then download 3d porn(jk)! then download chat app and gba games (i hope they have minish cap!)! but for right now i’m gonna go owl for like 2 hours to celebrate this new update! while texting cousin!

    1. “Can’t wait to get a 3DS” and “download GBA games” don’t go together. GBA games are only for us Ambassadors that purchased the system before August…

      Maybe someday they will release them to everyone.

      1. actually, (like i said in ambassaror game article post) you can get ambassador games on a non ambassador 3ds. put the non-ambassadors sd card into the ambassadors 3ds then redownload the ambassaror games to that sd card. then take the non-ambassadors sd card out of the ambassadors 3ds and insert it back into the non-ambassadors 3ds. to redownload, go to e-shop, then settings, then my downloads. you can redownload it frum there. kinda like copying files. DANGER THIS IS TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL LIKE FILESHARING SO DONT GO RATTING ALL OF THIS CRAP TO NINTENDO

  8. Wait….What happened to getting it on the 8th???? And how come Nintendo didnt give me a notification saying it would come early????? Fucking America

    1. Probably would have gotten it if you bothered to access the eShop last night. Since I read reports of the eShop going down (meaning no one could access it), that meant the update was coming. Then I accessed the menu to update the system and got the update later last night.

  9. This update is AMAZING! it has brought new life to my 3DS :D now i get to get some exercise again! (I just used up all 300 of my play coins D: )

    1. Yeah, but you could’ve had this before the update, if you turned on your 3DS in best buy. It unlocked for me months ago, so its not really new.

  10. Awesomness! Got to wait til tomorrow before I can get to wi-fi though BUT STILL! More excited about the little tweaks

  11. Surprisingly good video quality, and I’m in low lighting right now so I can only imagine how it looks during the day :D

    Also, does anyone know if you can get the videos off the 3DS and into a computer?

  12. Already finished Find Mii II! 1 play coin left :) The puzzle pieces are smaller so I didn’t bother using play coins on that [MK7 puzzle :)]

  13. I need help everytime i update when its about to be finished it says an errror has ocuurred what do i do

  14. i need help when i go to get the update and is almost finished it stops and then says an error has ocurred the system will be now restarted can anyone help?

    1. Yeah, that happened to me once, but I tried again a while later and it worked. So I suggest you try again later.

    2. Check your connection; maybe your router lost connection. Also, keep in mind that a lot of people are updating the system now and will cause heavy traffic on Nintendo servers. Slow connections and even errors might occur. If you’re not in a hurry to update, you could try tomorrow or something.

      The eShop is under maintenance anyways, so you can’t access it now. If this was a surprise update, then maybe they’ll have demos for the eShop.

  15. Does anyone else notice the ghosting images when i the 3ds is in 3d mode? I notice it when playing OoT and MK7. Does it bother anyone else?

          1. the 3d works by sending a diffrent picture to each eye. in an attempt to line then up, your eyes put one in front of the other, making it 3d. if you tilt the 3ds, it disalines [ dis-aligns?] the images, making two images on the screen. to prevent this from happening, hold the screen level with your eyes and about a foot in front of them. its com-letely normal if you see ghost images. just hold it at the right angle

    1. I would start by adjusting the 3D depth to see if that gets rid of them ( everyone’s eyes are a little different, just because you may need 3D set lower, doesn’t mean it reduces your 3D experience)

      Plan B, try blinking. I have “Floaters” that affect my 3D, as well as a dark spot in my vision… Blinking helps get rid of it.

      Plan C… Hell, IDK. Google it. :)

      1. The most likely reason why you’re seeing ghost images is because you don’t have the 3d screen and a proper angle/position.
        You have to center the 3DS first, and then if you still see it, try rotating the 3DS horizontally until you get it right

    2. I do sometimes in OoT, but not in any of the other games i’ve played, it’s seperate from the double image you get if you don’t position the 3DS properly right?

      1. Yeah I mean it’s not a constant thing. Just like once in a while it’ll “ghost” on me. Ususally when the image is placed in front a black screen or something. Then I see double.

  16. OK so i bought every piece to the puzzle panel Super Mario 3D Land and all that’s left is the pink squares. It says its impossible to buy the pink puzzles so how the heck am i going to ever get the pink section even if i street pass someone who also cant buy the pink sections?

      1. lol i dont think so cuz it spotpassed and added 50 people to my mii plaza all holding nothing in their hands and i cant use em for noting

    1. I’m guessing the pink squares are different for each 3DS/panel. I have OOT puzzle, but I haven’t bought any yet.

      I still need 2 puzzle pieces on the original panels! Where are the people that have this completed so I can complete them! I got 4 tags on Sunday, and nobody had my last 2 pieces :(

        1. I vacation a lot there, need to seriously bring it with now. I didn’t last trip since I had no plastic bag to protect it. Well the 3DS stayed in the hotel, just didn’t accompany me outside.

          1. LOL i have the wii strap attached to one of the hiker hooks ( watever you call em )and to the 3DS so i never lose drop or get robed of it (pick pocket) as for a case to protect it . . . i have none i just keep it in its onw pocket

        2. I’m in IL… I even commute to downtown chicago many times, and still only like 25 street passes since June.

    1. Wait, so it can play videos, too? Like .avi? I’m going to try and see if I can play anime in .avi. That would be really awesome.

  17. For those of you who are interested here are a few tips to help improve your video capture.

    1. take photos in sunny or bright light. sometimes indoor lighting will not work.
    2. Try to keep the light to your back. Light that faces the camera creates a silhouette effect. great for capturing forms but not color or surface texture.
    3. Never use the night time filter. Obviously taking pictures at night would not be advised.
    4. Tuck your elbows. Seriously, if you hold your camera tightly to your body it will greatly reduce the amount of motion blur . So elbows in and relax your shoulders.

    The 3ds camera is pretty awful but if you follow some of these tips it should really help improve the way the quality comes out. Hope this helps.

    1. Nice lighting. The yellowish light in my room sucks. I’m going to try this tomorrow outdoors.

  18. hey heres an interesting thought
    if the camera can read avi files
    then does that mean we can load videos onto the sd card and play them? o.0

  19. DAMN IT. I’m at school right now and my 3DS was dying so I have to wait to update after school…AND I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS UPDATE SINCE NINTENDO’S ANNOUNCEMENT! -rageface-

  20. Wow!! I have lots of Coins and i’m about to finish SPQ2 with no streetpasses. Im using my old heros! LOL!!!!! I HAVE ABOUT ALL THE HATS NOW!!!!


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