Nintendo "investigating" 3DS StreetPass DLC crashes

New 3DS update adds four premium games to the StreetPass Plaza.

Nintendo has told GameSpot it is "investigating" reports of 3DS units crashing after users attempt to purchase the new updates recently added to StreetPass.

"We are aware of some reports of technical difficulties which are occurring and are currently investigating the situation," said a Nintendo representative to GameSpot.

The crashes revolve around the fact that European and Japanese 3DSs today received an update adding four new minigames to the StreetPass Plaza. The games are priced at £4.49/€4.49 separately or £13.49/€14.99 as a bundle for the whole quartet.

Current reports suggest the crashing affects only European users.

The four games included in the update are the adventuring StreetPass Mansion, the strategy title StreetPass Battle, the gardening sim StreetPass Garden, and the side-scrolling shooter StreetPass Squad.

Additional information about each game is presented to users after they have installed the system update.

The update also adds two new puzzles--based on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Xenoblade Chronicles--and 99 new Mii hats.

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twztid13
twztid13

I can't finish the games that it comes with because of so few street passes in US, lol. I need a white shirt before I can advance past the 1st dark room :(.

GamespotbERT
GamespotbERT

Nintendo seems to have solved the problems us Europeans had up to now. I could download the four new Streetpass games without any trouble while it crashed all previous times yesterday.

ccanfield1
ccanfield1

I just wonder when they will give an update that allows you to organize your Mii Plaza by level and shirt color ? It's so hard to find a specific Mii when the Plaza fills up from streetpass tags.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Noobs,Lol leave online shit to the pros Nintendo

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

It's funny how thiss happened after they took their mouth to full insulting other devs/publishers. But well, my 3DS crashed several times there. It also crashes if you scroll up the Miis in the Plaza. After about 10 lines of Miis >__> Very bad work you did there Nintendo

shadowdoggg
shadowdoggg

I really hope they bring that over cloud streetpass system soon, we all don't live in the capital cities or go on train commutes... it is annoying to not a single streetpass on most days.

Mayleene
Mayleene

Skyward Sword and Xenoblade puzzles on the 3DS?

SKErwin
SKErwin

remind me to bethesda : (

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

N having technical issues,  That doesn't bode well.

GamespotbERT
GamespotbERT

@ccanfield1 Not sure whether it's what you wanted but the update does give you the chance to select color and level now. By the way, Nintendo seems to have solved the crash problem for European folks. I could download the four new Streetpass games an hour ago while it crashed before when I wanted to. Not sure it had anything to do with people having plus 200 heroes in their Streetpass database. In that case all Japanese users should have had troubles and they haven't as far as I know.

mcquack306
mcquack306

@b74kd3th The pros? One got severely hacked and the other charges you extra just to watch Netflix or play online. Which pro are you talking about?

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

just made some more tests, the point where it crashes is different. The last time I checked it was after 5 rowss, but I0'm pretty sure the first time I could go farther

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@shadowdoggg Big cities mean nothing if the majority of owners don't have streetpass on in the first place. I live in one of the larger Tx cities, and their are days I've seen at least 5 people with a 3DS, I get home and only see one tag.

mario1028
mario1028

@gatsbythepig It doesn't bode of...anything. It's software. Software has bugs. Software can crash. It happens.

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

@FallenOneX @shadowdoggg I go through the centre of London every day and sometimes get nothing. Other days I get double figures! There is one person I go past fairly often, no idea who he is but we are at around 20 encounters so streetpass quest 2 is so much easier now!