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New Nintendo 3DS System Update Contains New StreetPass Service

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Nintendo has released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS. Version 6.2.0-12U brings StreetPass Relay Points to the handheld. This new service allows for 3DS users to StreetPass with other users at Nintendo Zones even if they’re not there at the same time, according to Nintendo. Nintendo hopes the new feature will make it easier for 3DS players in the West to StreetPass with other players. To learn more about StreetPass Relay Points, click here.

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      1. These type of features are really built for Japan. Everyone has a handheld and everyone’s carrying it with them on the street there. Still, I’m going to take my 3DS with me more places now. I’m sure I’ll find some spots. =p

        It seems to be handheld update day. Both my Vita and 3DS got updates with new features. :D

        1. If western gamers weren’t ashamed about bringing their 3DS or any other handheld out with them then we would all get more Spotpasses…

          Western people are so boring, not all ofcourse…

          The only things they are not ashamed for are things that you should be ashamed for…

          Like screwing around like animals, drinking over the limits, fighting like apes and so on…

          I don’t see how anyone with a sane mind can enjoy these things…

          1. Speaking of “a sane mind”….

            Not sure how a sane person can think that “Western People” are cool with fucking animals, seeing as how it’s illegal in every state in the US and I’ll take a shot in the dark and say in Canada and probably Mexico too.

            “Fighting like apes”? Every country in the history of man has fought. Most have some form of recreational combat sport or historically important combat tradition (i.e. samurai).

            [sarcasm] I do appreciate the attempt at showing how open-minded and non-bigoted towards Westerners you are with your “Western people are so boring, not all of course…”. Thanks for that. [/sarcasm]

            Also, why so many ellipses? Ellipses imply incomplete thoughts (which honestly, your whole comment is an incomplete thought). You act like they’re periods which state the sentence is finished, finished, finished.

            With five little stanzas of misguided sweeping generalizations, you managed to look far worse than the people you’re insulting. [sarcasm] Congratulations! [/sarcasm]

            1. Obviously you don’t understand yet how I write in this site and what I mean, it’s no problem though…

        2. Dont you mean that this feature is built for the US? As you said, there are plenty of people out in the streets of Japan streetpassin’ each other. Given the sales of the 3DS, its obvious they are out there, just maybe not at the same time. This feature was built with the US in mind.

      2. Streetpass was more suited for Japan due to it’s population density. As you said, Alba, this IS designed for those of us in the west. It allows us to street pass without actually being in the same place at the same time. This was designed for places outside Japan as we were having trouble passing each other. (more or less as you said.). Well played. ;)

    1. We have to have patience, it is coming later this year if memory serves me right…

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  1. Well, I got no Nintendo Zone hotspot near me… Wish we could do that at home, if we name our routers like hotspots (_The Cloud, Bestbuy etc). :(

      1. We got a Mc D here, but it’s not listed on the hotspot finder. (I’m from Germany btw and I don’t think ANY Mc D got that here, lol)

          1. Huh, that’s odd…Mc D’s is suppost to hold AT&T hotspot serives…maybe that’s only here in america…well, you got a nintendo zone app right? I should tell you if you got one near by your location and where they are held.

  2. Does Sweden even have one of these zones?, because if it doesn’t it doesn’t help me one bit…

        1. Same here in America too. McDonald’s or any other location marked as a Nintendo Zone. Even Starbucks which is next to most gamestops are Nintendo Zones just like best buy and other retailers.

            1. Yes? I think, no maybe? Well, in fact, North America is the United States…so…all 50 states make up our country. That’s alot of counties, cities and towns. From the north reaching canada to the south reaching mexico to the east and west reaching both oceans. The U.S. is pretty big.

              1. I know how the US looks like and is made up by etc etc…

                Canada is NA too…

                Infact the whole “Central America” officially still belongs to NA so it’s not just the US and Canada…

      1. Yes, you too?…

        These human interactions are a bit unfamiliar to me but *Brofist*…

          1. Nice…

            Hope you live far away from that Breivik ape…

            I don’t live near the border unfortunately…

            But atleast I live near Denmark to travel there anytime I want…

            1. Even to this day the Media is still occasionally writing articles about that idiot…
              I live in a place most south-east of Norway, so about 45min to the border of Sweden, and maybe 3 hours(?) from Göteborg, just to give you an idea of where I live :P

              1. I hate these countries…

                “human rights” to insane apes…

                Take away everything from him and let him live on a tiny room with barely any food every day…

                Oh ok, I live like half Sweden away from you…

              1. I don’t have one yet as I don’t have enough resources right now…

                I have a 3DS though…

  3. Interesting. I just downloaded this moments ago, but didn’t know what it did until I read this.

  4. I’m living in Melbourne, and I’m becoming more and more impressed with the number of people carrying around 3DSs on the train and stuff – I easily max out my Streetpass hits (10) by late morning- midday just by going to uni.

  5. It’s a nice gesture… but that it’s tied to Nintendo Zone hotspots still limits it.

    Like, here in Ireland there may as well be no such thing as Nintendo zone

    1. Woah hello fellow Irish bro! Kerry here. I can tell you that no, we don’t have any hotspots unless maybe McDonalds work. But, there is a way to turn your own router into a fake hotspot.

  6. I like this idea. It is better than to trying to find people at the same time. I have gotten a couple of passes a few times, but this is a better idea.

  7. WTF…I just went to bestbuy, starbucks, and mcdonalds and tried getting streetpass. Not one damn place worked and they all had Nintendo Zone working (I connected successfully at each one). I’m from Northern California, anyone else having issues or did anyone actually try it out?

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