Rumor: Nintendo 3DS Gets EShop In May

Rumor: Nintendo 3DS Gets EShop In May

The Nintendo 3DS will get its eShop as late as May in Japan as part of a major software update, along with a web browser and the ability to transfer DSiWare titles, according to details coming from an investor meeting in Japan.

Nintendo’s eShop for the 3DS will sell Game Boy and Game Boy colour software, as well as apps designed for the 3DS itself, when it launches. Nintendo has already prepare 3DS early adopters for the possibility that the eShop might not be available on day one, noting that a system software update “may be required” to access these features.

Nintendo also touched on new and already announced software at the investor Q&A, including a new Kirby game from developer HAL Laboratory and Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing (complete with Bluetooth wireless keyboard) for the Nintendo DS, as well as Rhythm Heaven, Zero Shinsaku and Pandora’s Tower for Wii.


    • But there are some great GB/GBC games. Link’s Awakening, Pokemon, Metal Gear Solid, Kirby’s Dreamland, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Yoshi’s Cookie for example. But I have my doubts that they would rerelease all those great games on the eShop, probably just sticking to the big name ones.

  • Its funny how Nintendo are releasing the console so early. No online store, hardly any games which are being released later (which is worse for Japan who get it in February). I guess its because they promised to have it out by the end of financial year.

  • By apps, does that include retail games? I would much prefer to buy them online instead of having to carry a bunch of game cards.

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