Nintendo 3DS

Miiverse Is Now Available On Nintendo 3DS


Nintendo have released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS that allows 3DS users to access the Miiverse. It also enables the use of Nintendo Network IDs on the 3DS. The update, labelled Version 7.0.0-13U, is available now. Below is a list of the features and changes the update introduces:


Added Support for Nintendo Network IDs:

  • Users can now create or link a Nintendo Network ID, which is required to use some network services, from within System Settings
  • Nintendo eShop has been updated to support Nintendo Network IDs (*1)
  • For more information regarding Nintendo Network IDs, please visit our Nintendo Network ID introduction page


Added Support for Miiverse:

  • Users can now view and post to Miiverse from Nintendo 3DS family systems
  • For more information regarding Miiverse, please visit our Miiverse introduction page


Added a Software Update Notification:

  • A notification will now display when software is started and update data is available (*2)


Removed the limit to system transfers:

  • The previous limit of five system transfers per system has been removed


Changed the start-up method of Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu:

  • Pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously will now start the Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu


Improved system stability and usability:

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


*1 Credit card information stored on the Nintendo eShop will be deleted after this update is performed or after linking a new Nintendo Network ID
*2 SpotPass must be enabled to use this feature


For more information on Nintendo Network IDs, you can refer to this FAQ. Note that you can only have a single Nintendo Network ID per 3DS system.

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.