Since the Nintendo 3DS launched, a number of features weren’t quite ready for release. As of today, that has changed as Nintendo has announced a system update for the device which takes effect today. Included in this system update is a 3D-capable web browser, the Nintendo eShop (which includes the Pokedex 3D) and the ability to transfer content from their Nintendo DSi and DSi XL.
“The Nintendo 3DS system is constantly evolving and growing,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo eShop is a one-stop resource for a broad range of Nintendo information and downloadable games and applications. It expands the Nintendo 3DS experience with new and entertaining content.”
With the opening of the eShop, Nintendo is giving away copies of the NES classic Excitebike — remastered in 3D — until July 7 to anyone who downloads the system update. Nintendo also announced that they would be adding a feature to allow automatic downloading of video features whenever SpotPass is activated.