Nintendo’s latest piece of portable gear may be hitting store in March but 3D enthusiasts will have to wait a couple months to get the full amount of features out of the handheld. This May the first major update for the 3DS will go live and will bring the eShop, which is the harbour for many classic N64 games with 3D added as well as all DSi and 3DS downloadable titles.
At a recent investor presentation, Satoru Iwata had announced this news as well as some more minor details of the platform. One being the limitation of the STreet Pass feature, only 12 games can use the service at a time. Launch window games using the functionality will include Nintendogs + Cats, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Ridge Racer, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D.
So, for those who are most looking forward to the online and digital front of the 3DS they may consider waiting for May to pick one up as the eShop will also be the housing for other ‘apps’ like the browser and also the ability to transfer DSi licenses(only works a limited number of times).
Of course if digital shopping is not your forte then grab up this inventive piece of tech this March for $250, I know I will be.