A Video Summary Of The Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update And eShop Features

By Ishaan . June 2, 2011 . 1:10am

Here’s a summary of the features (and some games) you’ll have access to when the Nintendo 3DS eShop firmware update hits next month:



The eShop, which is where you’ll download games and view information on games will allow you to find information on both 3DS and Wii titles, as well as their release dates. Nintendo say you’ll be able to search for games by their name, popularity and user recommendation rankings, or even by keyword.


In addition to the eShop, you’ll also have access to the Internet browser, which will allow you to upload photos to the net. You can read more about the browser’s features here.


Additionally, the firmware update will also enable transfer of DSiWare titles and your Wi-Fi connection settings from your Nintendo DSi. However, you will not be able to transfer your transferred DSiWare games from your Nintendo 3DS back to your DSi.

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  • RagnaXBL


    • We really don’t encourage comments like these and “first!” and “gtfo” and whatnot around here. If you have something negative or silly to say, it would be nice if you could back it up with a little reasoning.

      • RagnaXBL

        the titles are all rehashes, megaman got scrapped and the browser barely supports anything

        • Exkaiser

          “Megaman got scrapped.”

          You heard it here first, folks.

          • RagnaXBL

            pushed back*

  • Exkaiser

    Hmn, now that the transfer to 3DS feature is coming up, I’m thinking I’ll pick up the DSi version of Cave Story.

    Has anyone played that port? It doesn’t have any issues, does it?

    • No issues that I was aware of, it was enjoyable. I would recommend it.

      Will users be able to buy DSi games on the 3DS eShop? From what I remember, it’s possible, but I haven’t heard anything about it for a while now.

      • Yup, you’ll be able to access DSiWare from the 3DS. :)

        • Wooh, thanks! :) Nintendo should have a pretty full store on launch then, very exciting!

        • Exkaiser

          Oh, thanks, that helps me out- now I won’t have to worry about hijacking my kid brother’s DSi to get my Cave Story on.

      • Exkaiser

        Thanks for the info! Guess I’ll grab it when the store goes up, then.

    • SoulEater98

      It’ll be better to just wait till Cave Story 3DS comes out.

      • Exkaiser

        Eh, not so interested in the 3D mode. I’d just like a portable version of Cave Story, and the DSi version is cheaper anyways.

        I may not like to complain about prices, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like saving money.

  • gumby_trucker

    I’ve heard that DSiWare saves don’t transfer along with the games… is this true?

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