Latest system update information

Changes in system software version 7.1.0-16(15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 7.1.0-15(14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 7.1.0-14(13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 7.0.0-13(12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • Addition of Nintendo Network ID support

A Nintendo Network ID, which is required to access certain online services, can now be created on or linked to a Nintendo 3DS system. A Nintendo Network ID can be created directly on an owner’s Nintendo 3DS system, or if the owner has already created an ID for a user on their Wii U console, their Nintendo 3DS system can be linked with that same ID. For more information, click here.

  • Addition of Miiverse

Miiverse can now be accessed from Nintendo 3DS. For more information, click here.

  • Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop now supports linking a Nintendo Network ID. Free software and demos can only be downloaded with a Nintendo Network ID. By linking the same ID to both a Nintendo 3DS system and a user on a Wii U console, users can, for example, make purchases in Nintendo eShop on either device using funds from the same Nintendo Network ID. For more information, click here.

  • System Transfer

The number of times a system transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems can be performed is no longer limited. Please note that a system transfer can still only be performed once every 7 days.

  • Addition of a notification feature for software update data

When new update data is available for software on the Nintendo 3DS system, a notification is shown when the software is next launched. (SpotPass needs to be activated.)

  • Camera mode

Camera mode can now be activated from the HOME Menu by simultaneously pressing the L and R Buttons while in the HOME Menu.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 6.3.0-12(11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 6.2.0-12(11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • Support for StreetPass relay points

StreetPass data can now be exchanged with any compatible Nintendo Zone access point in range, the user receives StreetPass data from the previous Nintendo 3DS user to exchange StreetPass data with the access point. At the same time, the user’s StreetPass data is stored for the next Nintendo 3DS user to receive. (Note that this service is only available in select countries .)

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 6.1.0-12(11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 6.0.0-12(11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • StreetPass Mii Plaza

Added an option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza. An update is currently available that will add a shop where the user can purchase new games for StreetPass Mii Plaza. This update also allows the user to set a facial expression for their Mii to use when greeting other users' Mii characters.

  • Save data backup feature

Save data of compatible downloadable software can be backed up and restored.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Changes in system software version 5.1.0-11(10,9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • Fix for possible problems when launching certain applications after a system update

Fixed an error that prevented some users from launching the System Settings, Nintendo eShop or Game Notes after an error message was displayed during the system update process.

Changes in system software version 5.0.0-11E

  • Nintendo eShop

It is now possible to perform Sleep Mode downloads of purchased titles even while Nintendo eShop is running. Further adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

  • Support for Save Data Transfer Tool

The Sava Data Transfer Tool will be available for download from Nintendo eShop.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Changes in system software version 4.5.0-10(9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Changes in system software version 4.4.0-10(9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Changes in system software version 4.3.0-10(9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • Nintendo eShop

Further improvements to overall stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 4.2.0-9(8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Changes in system software version 4.1.0-8(7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Changes in system software version 4.0.0-7(6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • Usability improvements to Nintendo eShop

Improvements have been made to the main menu and other areas of Nintendo eShop.

  • New HOME Menu feature

Addition of a feature to create folders. Up to 60 folders can be created on the HOME Menu for better organisation of your software icons.

  • Nintendo Zone

Nintendo Zone (subject to availability in your country) is now accessible free of charge through thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe. The Nintendo Zone viewer appears on the HOME Menu when you are in range of a supported Wi-Fi access point for the first time.

  • Support for update data

Addition of the possibility to download update data for software that you own. For example, Mario Kart 7 update data will be available in mid May to resolve shortcut exploits in online multiplayer races.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 3.0.0-6E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 3.0.0-5E

  • New features for Nintendo 3DS Camera

Addition of 3D video recording and playback functionality

  • New content for StreetPass Mii Plaza

Addition of a sequel to StreetPass Quest, new panels for Puzzle Swap, and other new features.

  • New features and usability improvements for Nintendo eShop

Addition of several new features, such as support for performing downloads while the system is in Sleep Mode and the ability to save credit card information

  • New feature for the friend list

For supported titles, users will be able to join the games of friends who are playing online directly from the friend list. (New only for users updating from system version 2.1.0-4E or lower)

  • System Transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems

Addition of System Transfer function to perform transfers between two Nintendo 3DS systems. Note that all existing data will be transferred from the old system and existing data on the new system will be overwritten.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 2.2.0-(4, 3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • New feature for the friend list

For supported titles, users will be able to join the games of friends who are playing online directly from the friend list.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 2.1.0-4E

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 2.1.0-(3, 2, 1, 0)E

  • Fix for possible gameplay disruption in Ridge Racer 3D

An issue that could cause the screen to freeze under certain circumstances when using Ridge Racer 3D on a Nintendo 3DS system with system software version 2.0.0-2E installed has been fixed.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.


Changes in system software version 2.0.0-2E

  • Addition of Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop (subject to availability in your country) offers a variety of free and purchasable software which can be downloaded directly to the Nintendo 3DS system. You can also view videos, screenshots and background information for Nintendo 3DS software, including those purchasable at retail locations.

  • Addition of Internet Browser

The internet browser allows comfortable web browsing using the stylus, and is available in the upper right corner of the HOME Menu.

  • Enhanced SpotPass feature

SpotPass content can be received automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe. Additionally, it is now possible to receive future system updates automatically.

  • System Transfer from a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system

Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL owners will now be able to transfer settings, previously purchased Nintendo DSiWare and other data to (but not from) a Nintendo 3DS system they own. Please note that software save data and Nintendo DSi Points cannot be transferred. In addition, certain Nintendo DSiWare (e.g. pre-installed Nintendo DSiWare) cannot be transferred. Some data will be deleted with the transfer. Please download the Nintendo 3DS Transfer Tool from the Nintendo DSi Shop and check the instruction manual before performing a system transfer.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience.

Please note that the 3D video that was offered for a limited time only and included in system 1.1.0-1E will be removed from your Nintendo 3DS system with this system update.


Changes in system software version 1.1.0-(1, 0)E

  • 3D video

As a special gift, we have included a 3D video for you to enjoy.

  • System stability improvements

Improvements to overall system stability, enhancing the user experience.

  • SpotPass upgrade

Expanded functionality for receiving notifications and other data.

  • Enhanced network connection functionality

Improvements to allow communication with some wireless internet access points that were previously unavailable.