Nintendo 3DS

Custom Themes For Nintendo 3DS Now Available In North America And Europe



A firmware update released for the Nintendo 3DS in North America adds a couple of new features to the   system, as well as support for the custom themes that Nintendo announced a few weeks ago. The update, which is Version 9.0.0-20U, adds the following features:


  • Support for custom themes to customize the HOME menu
  • Five custom themes pre-installed (more can be purchased)
  • Screenshots of HOME menu can now be captured
  • Nintendo Image Share feature accessible from HOME menu
  • Nintendo eShop Title Information page makes it easier to access demos and videos
  • Stability improvements to the system


The themes that are presently available via the Theme Shop cost $0.99 or $1.99 each, and are primarily based on patterns or first-party Nintendo characters. Third-party themes haven’t been made available yet.


Update: Custom themes are available in Europe as well.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.