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Nintendo 3DS update for UK on June 7th – Web browser and eShop confirmed

Nintendo has announced that new upgrades for the 3DS will become available to download in the UK on June 7th – and the official word informs us that the firmware update will include a long-awaited web browser and eShop application.

Nintendo US says “A new system update for the hand-held Nintendo 3DS system will be available in North America the evening of June 6 Pacific time. By downloading the free update via a wireless broadband Internet connection, Nintendo 3DS users can enjoy new features and enhancements, including an Internet browser and access to the Nintendo eShop, where users can browse and purchase downloadable content.”

A United Kingdom roll out of the patch will begin the following day, and speculation suggests that with browsing and the Nintendo eShop now coming to the handheld, after being bizarrely locked since release date, owners could potentially be getting their mitts on a vast range of goodies – ranging from new game demos and videos to 3D reinventions of classic titles from the DS back catalogue through a “Virtual Console” feature.

Nintendo are trying hard to turn around initial low sales of the 3DS, which many had speculated upon, which the company recently addressed with price drops becoming available through many retailers. We’re excited about the news of this latest update coming along soon with the new features we’ve been waiting for, and really hope it acts as a bit of a push for the little gadget struggling to get over with the gaming market.

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Source: Nintendo