Nintendo has recently come up with a declaration of its plans regarding the future of its flagship portable gaming console, the 3DS, outlining what users can expect in the future. The Kyoto based gaming firm is all set to launch the 3DS in the United States today, on 27th March after its very successful reception in Japan earlier this month. Much of the hype surrounding the 3DS arises from its ability to render 3D games without the need to put on 3D glasses. However, even though it boasts of spectacular features such as augmented reality games and 3D camera, it doesn’t provide some features that have come to be expected as basic in such devices like an online store to download compatible games and messaging abilities to communicate with the contacts of the user.
But in the midst of all these gaping flaws, the 3DS does manage to impress through some of its handy and convenient features such as its ability to receive system updates automatically. According to Nintendo, it will push firmware updates for the 3DS straight to the devices without the users having to do anything; they will only need to have their consoles in sleep mode.
This is a great upside for users of the 3DS when you look at successful consoles like the Xbox 360 and the PSP which have seen massive overhauls in their user interfaces and capabilities through timely updates from Microsoft and Sony respectively in the years following their launch. Nintendo has announced new features like a new web browser and the 3DS eShop which will be incorporated in the update to be released in May this year. There is wide anticipation in the users and developers of the console alike for the promised updates.