Nintendo Launching 3DS Update to Integrate Store and Browser
Later today, Nintendo is launching the first major system update for the 3DS. Available using the 3DS wireless connection (together with a broadband Internet connection), the update adds an internet browser and shop functionality to the 3DS. Anyone who downloads the update will be able to download the classic game Excitebike and the Pokedex 3D (a bestiary with animated 3D images of 150 pokemon). Now Nintendo will be able to sell downloadable content for the 3DS in addition to the Wii and DSi. The browser is limited in its functionality, but the update also includes the framework to allow users to view Nintendo-authorized video on the 3DS in the future. Nintendo also announced that it has reached agreements to provide 3DS owners with free internet access at AT&T WiFi hotspots and in malls managed by the Simon Property Group.