3DS eShop delayed worldwide

System update with online storefront and Web browser not launching until June 6 in North America and Europe, June 7 in Japan.

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In late January, prior to the 3DS's worldwide debut, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the eShop for the new glasses-free 3D portable would open for business in May. Now, however, the company has backtracked on that statement.
3DS gets an eShop in June instead of May.

According to a brief statement on Nintendo.com today, the 3DS will receive a system update on the evening of June 6 Pacific time in North America that will bring the eShop, Web browser, and "new features and enhancements" to the portable. The same update will be applied to Japanese and European systems on June 7.

The Nintendo eShop for the 3DS will house an array of downloadable content, including a new 3D Classics software line. Unfortunately, Nintendo has not said what content will be available to purchase in the shop when the update arrives. Capcom has said it intends to have Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version ready for the storefront's launch.

The House of Mario seems to have delayed the update for a strategic reason. The system update will arrive the evening prior to Nintendo's 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing, which is slated for 9 a.m. PDT on June 7.

Discussion

113 comments
tastycasey27
tastycasey27

@ dawnofhero lol yeah i read a gaming magazine they made massive AR cards and they work, ill have to give it a go. i wanna see mario sitting in the front seat of my car or kirby sitting on the toilet either ones good!

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Just to pass some time on my 3DS, I drew and colored a copy of the AR card (the one with the '?' on it) And you know what? My duplicate card worked. It's fun to mess with technology :P

Distro22
Distro22

They are pumping us up for E3.

UnitFoxHound
UnitFoxHound

I thought the PSN outage was bad, but nintendo hasnt even started lol

biglittlejake
biglittlejake

This is really dumb. Whats the point no one is going to want to buy any of the eshop games because a week later The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time comes out. Question they had how long to make the eshop and its not ready yet. Nintendo is quickly moving into third place behind PlayStation and Xbox. I think Nintendo was awesome but it seems its losing its touch. If they really want to sell they have to give us a reason to buy and they aren't. I bought the 3ds a week after it came out haven't played it much because there is no good games yet. I have played Nintendo games for 15 years. They should have had a few really good games out at launch, or the first month or two it came out but no.

Blackdeath099
Blackdeath099

Well thats it for me... I know it may sound stupid, but I'm selling it... Seriously... delayed again ? It could have been alright if they had told us the upcoming games of the eShop, but now...

penandpencilman
penandpencilman

All I'm seeing when I play the 3ds is double images.

jjmonster2006
jjmonster2006

First they push it back from its release to late May. I've been counting the days to actually use my 3DS since I preordered it back in January. Now it's late May and it's in June. I'm so fed up with the delays I don't even care anymore. They ruined it for me.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Has the 3DS took off as well as expected? That's a genuine question right there.. I haven't seen much hype since release? I'm intrigued.

pjordan0404
pjordan0404

I dont care I have other things to do

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Not a bad delay at all. Only a couple days.

X-7
X-7

Wow. Nintendo. : P

JDCase510
JDCase510

June 6th isn't bad at all! It's only a six day delay from the last of the broad range of dates Nintendo said they might release the update on.

paranormalnut
paranormalnut

My son just got a 3DS. Today for his birthday or i should say 5/14/11. The talk about the angle and 3D is not really a big deal. I played for a few and I never had any probs. It is cool. One thing I wish it had was a flash for taking pics. It works, and works very well. I just wish the eshop was up. But in a few weeks it will be up and running. @penandpencilman. If I tilt the 3DS, I can still see the 3D. If I tilt it a lot, then the screen looks a blur. I thought it would make me sick because 3D movies make me sick and my eyes hurt. I did not feel that way with the 3DS. The 3DS silder on ours is up all the way. You don't own one so you really would not know.

rain_ishigawa
rain_ishigawa

@ penandpencilman umm do you actually OWN a 3ds? coz if you do ... you'd realize that the 3d DOESNT need to be FULL BLAST all the time ... i usually use it at around half or a quarter and those settings give it freedom of movement... you can tilt it a bit just the same with any handheld game adn STILL retain the 3d ... use it full blast and yeah you're stuck in a certain angle ... which is good for things like cut scenes or epic moves in a game ... i guess thats why the slider is ANALOG and can be adjusted on the fly...

Flint247
Flint247

@penandpencilman If you look directly at the screen, you will see the 3D, not at an angle.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

@ penandpencilman Wow,how do you ride in a car? Does the Earth's tilt make you nauseous too? I haven't met a single person who has had such a reaction to the device.No one getting sick,not seeing the 3D,or complaining about the tilt.Who plays without looking at the screen from the front anyhow? It isn't that I deny some people can't view 3D-but that isn't the device's fault,and it's the only device that let's you turn it off so you can still enjoy its other features.If you were watching Avatar in theaters in 3D,and it made you sick,well tough,you just blew 11 bucks on a ticket to a movie you can't watch.

penandpencilman
penandpencilman

Am I the only one who thinks the 3ds is dumb! The 3d does not WORK!! It's so annoying, if you tilt it a fraction of an inch you lose the 3d, and it gives a headache and gets you motion sick!

theneome
theneome

Sucks this was delayed but thankfully June 6th isn't far away!

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

Quick comparison on just loading alone. There were some articles about the 3ds taking too long to load old ds games. I clocked Metroid Prime Hunters at 6 seconds versus the new Lego Pirates at 14 seconds. This is hilarious, but I clocked lego batman on my psp at 3 minutes and 22 seconds. Can some of the people on this site just be plain honest with themselves, Nintendo has created a great device. NGP will be interesting, but right now Sony has a lot to prove.

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

Cool. I hope they give us some free apps with the release. Demos would be even better. A lot of potential here. Just playing the new pirates game the graphics and sound quality is phenomenal, way beyond the capabilities of my psp. I don't understand how they do it based on some criticisms of the specs. They have somehow sneaked in some horsepower. Minimal loading and hd 3d graphics... it's crazy.

limonman32
limonman32

Well this is mildly disappointing. I was hoping to be able to use the browser sooner rather than later. I agree with Wormkid_64 though. Maybe they're polishing it so that it will run smoother than the DSi.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Jeff Gerstmann isn't going to be happy about this...

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

Darn it, now I have too much to look forward to at the same time :x

Flint247
Flint247

I agree that this will give Nintendo more time to polish up the eShop and Internet Browser. It wouldn't be good if they were rushed. Looking forward to the system update and Nintendo E3 2011!

LSS_Broly29
LSS_Broly29

Well It won't be too much longer before the NGP is here. But I enjoy both my 3DS and my PSP 3000. They are equal right now, but I think Sony finally has it right with the NGP

monson21502
monson21502

@CrimsonLaments, i played pilot wings up at walmart.. not sure if there is a turn off the 3d effects option on the 3ds and it was off... but the graphics wasnt as good as i thought and i didnt see any 3d effects at all.... thats why i said i cant see why some1 would buy 1 for 250 bucks after trying it out in the store.... specialy after almost half the gaming world just bought a ds lite,dsi in the past 2 to 3 years... the thing has to have more wow factor to sell at the current price tab imo. plus there isnt a bunch of new good games yet. seen a slew of nintendo classics in the works but that idea was beat to death already on home consoles and even the handhelds before... 3d isnt gonna make me or most people want to pay 40 bucks per game:P

CrimsonLaments
CrimsonLaments

@StingrayX5 The 3DS isn't download only, you can buy the games for it too, but I agree about the PSP Go, download only was the worst move Sony ever made with their handheld. And yeah, the loss of the GBA slot was quite a large one since they took it out of the DSi, but I've always kept my GBA SP so it didn't bother me all that much.

StingrayX5
StingrayX5

Maybe i'm an old school handheld guy, but i'm not into the whole download only systems like the 3DS with the virtual console and the PSP Go with the download only, hence why I'm going to stick with the DS Lite for the game boy advance slot and PSP 3000 for the UMD Disk Drive

StingrayX5
StingrayX5

@CrimsonLaments Oh i'm not trying to bash it, I'm just saying $250 is too much for what you get, it costs more then their console lol...the PSP Go was $250 when it came out and now it's $200...I'm sure the 3DS will lower in a few years, but for now it's too overpriced. So until it lowers, I suggest Nintendo buyers to get a DS Lite because it's $130 as well and it has the game boy advance slot.

CrimsonLaments
CrimsonLaments

@monson21502 If you think the graphic jump is that small you clearly haven't played on one. @StingrayX5 The 3DS plays music and actually captures photos as well as viewing them, as of June 7 can go online without quitting a game and from what I've played the graphics are as good as the PSPs, if not better on Street Fighter IV. That and the headache things is subjective, I've never experienced it nor have any of my friends and we play on our 3DSes for more than 30 minutes. Not ripping on any console here, I just hate people bashing consoles for no reason/completely wrong reasons. I have both a PSP and a 3DS and I can't say one is better than the other.

StingrayX5
StingrayX5

@monson21502 Yep, I agree...$250 is waaaaaaay too much for a NINTENDO handheld...at least the PSP is worth it because of it's functionality, and the 3000 Core pack is just $130 now...so I recommend a PSP over a 3DS for whoever doesn't want to get a headache for playing over 30 minutes and you can watch movies, play music, view photos, go online, the best graphics on a handheld...etc. =D

StingrayX5
StingrayX5

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StingrayX5

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Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Super-Poke-Bros @ Hey put in the good word for me and have them make it so I can pose my Mii punching Mario in the nose!

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

BTW what did they mean "terse statement"? It didn't seem "terse".It just said,"June 6th there will be an update that does this."

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

I care not.I hear lots of whiney people complaining whenever anything in gaming is delayed,but these people don't understand that this is good for a few reasons. 1.Improved product.The longer they have the unfinished product in their hands,the more tweaking they can do. By example,give me a show of hands for how many of you used the Internet browser on the DSi on a regular basis,excluding times when it was your one and only way to get on the internet.I'll use my spy satellite to check for hands...........nope none.It was slow and clunky,and the interface could have used improvement.It did in a pinch,but it'd be nice to have something that at least equals my phone's ability to use the WWW.This delay means the Internet Browser for 3DS will be better,they even said they intended to improve it.So we'll see. 2.Notice this is just before E3. Is Nintendo planning something big for it?Do they plan to invite all 3DS owners to E3 via some demo distribution?Special videos?E3 Spotpass data?Or will E3 have nothing to do with it at all? The possibilities......... So.At least now we have a fixed date instead of "late May".I look forward with anticipation.

deathblow3
deathblow3

nintendo is pissing me off the web browser and store front should have been ready at launch. and they wonder why the sales numbers are low there is no great software only ok software your not going to move units when all the software you release your console with gets 5's and 6's. i love this thing but it spends more time in my pocket than my hands. nintendo step your game up

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

Nintendo doesn't seem to be taking this software seriously. I've been dying to play these classics since I first purchased my 3DS. I have 3 games on it that I've nearly all beat. Truly, Dead or Alive is the only good game releasing between now and this update.

monson21502
monson21502

when does the 3ds ship to the usa? i hope and prey what they have up at the local mall isnt 1..... the step in graphics isnt even as big as the ds lite from gba was.. they want 250 with no games for it???? whoa i have no idea who in their right minds will buy them....

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

@ StJimmy15 Japan is significantly ahead of the US in time zones, so when the worldwide launch occurs it will be June 6th here, but already June 7th in Japan. If it is a simultaneous launch and the US launches at 6 pm PST June 6th, Japan would launch 10 am June 7th.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

The US gets the update before JP? Holy crap!

RatchetV1
RatchetV1

PS3's PSN delayed, 3DS update delayed..Dam, my only 2 gaming devices. Lol. I'm out of luck.

Action
Action

@Jdez15 second'd