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New 3DS firmware update details

New 3DS firmware update details
James
  • On March 26, 2013

Details from Nintendo Co Ltd. in Japan:

Version 5.0.0-11U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Nintendo eShop improvements*

  • Users will no longer need to close the Nintendo eShop application to ensure the “Download Later” feature works while the Nintendo 3DS is in Sleep Mode.
  • Other improvements to usability have been made, including the ability to download software update data in the background.
  • Improvements to system stability and usability
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience. *System menu versions 5.0.0-0U through 5.0.0-10U do not include these improvements.
  • The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 5.0.0-0U through 5.0.0-4U:
  • New features for the Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • New content for StreetPass Mii Plaza
  • System Transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems
  • The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 5.0.0-0U through 5.0.0-1U:
  • Addition of Internet Browser
  • Addition of Nintendo eShop
  • System Transfer from a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system

Updated with North American press release:

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has released a downloadable update for Nintendo 3DS that will add new functionality to the hand-held system. Items featured in the update include:

  • A tool that allows Nintendo 3DS users to transfer save data from the packaged version of a game to the downloadable version. Players that originally purchased a physical version of a game will be able to pick up right where they left off with their save data if they decide to purchase the digital version of the same game. Save data that is transferred to a digital game cannot be moved back to the physical version.
  • An improvement to the feature that downloads items in the background when the Nintendo 3DS system is in Sleep Mode. Items will now download when the Nintendo eShop is running. Users can simply close the system cover to activate the “Download Later” feature and the game or application will begin to download.

For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.