The greatest part about software updates? It allows the device you
purchased to get even better. Nintendo
's 3DS shipped only a few months
ago, but the handheld gaming machine will be getting its first major
update on June 6th, just days from now. When the update starts flowing
to devices, it'll bring along a new Web browser as well as something
pretty special: Nintendo's eShop.
That browser will support 3D content; 3D Web sites aren't too popular
right now, but with the 3D bandwagon rolling on, we suspect that will be
changing in due time. As for the eShop, it's a content-downloading
service that features applications, product information, and game
trailers. Nintendo has already had success finding original 3D software,
classic games that have been re-made in 3D (3D Classics), Game Boy /
GBC virtual console games, and over 350 DSiWare games. Within the
Nintendo eShop, Nintendo 3DS users will also be able to download the
free Pokédex 3D application and start collecting data for more than 150
Pokémon from the Pokémon™ Black Version and Pokémon White Version games.
This new application lets users view each Pokémon in 3D with animated
motion and sound. The Pokémon image can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing
users to zoom in and view it from any angle.
The system update also gives Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL system
owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously
downloaded Nintendo DSiWare games to their new Nintendo 3DS systems, and
in the near future, users will be able to download a free application
for a short-form video service that will enable them to view specially
selected video content, including 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and
music videos automatically received when the SpotPass feature is
activated. Not bad for a free update!