Nintendo 3DS to get Major Update in June

There’s some good news out for Nintendo 3DS owners – the handheld gaming console is due to get its first major update less than a month from now in June.

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The update will add the long-awaited Browser and Nintendo eShop functions to the 3DS. The browser is… uhh… a browser that will let you surf the internet. The 3DS already has a browser icon on it, but attempting to run it currently shows you a message saying the browser will be coming with an update.


The Nintendo eShop will be something of an App Store for the 3DS, allowing digital distribution of content. This is of particular interest to some 3DS owners because of the Virtual Consoles which emulate Game Boy and Game Boy Colour games. DSiWare will also be available on the eShop.

The update will go live on June 7, which funnily enough is the day E3 kicks off, where Nintendo is expected to launch a Wii successor.

Published Date: May 12, 2011 09:27 pm | Updated Date: May 12, 2011 09:27 pm