Nintendo Co. this week released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS that adds new functionality to the hardware, including the ability to record video in 3D.
With the system update, users can record up to 10 minutes of 3D video in continuous or stop-motion style.
In addition, the update offers easier Nintendo eShop purchases, the option to cue up purchases, game file transfer functionality between 3DS hardware, and the option to add another Nintendo 3DS owner as an online friend without a friend code.
Finally, Nintendo Zone offers game previews, 3D videos, trvia challenges, retail promotions and coupons, and more.
“The addition of these new features demonstrates how Nintendo 3DS continues to grow and evolve,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.
“Nintendo 3DS is our most connected system to date, and the added functionality strengthens the system’s position as a must-have holiday gift.”
Nintendo said it will add 2,800 new Nintendo 3DS Hotspot locations in the U.S. and Canada to bring the total count to 29,000 in both territories.
Nintendo in Nov. said sales for the Nintendo 3DS tripled during Black Friday week.
Super Mario 3D Land, which began sale Nov. 11, has sold more than 500,000 units to become the fastest-selling Mario title in the company’s history.
Mario Kart 7, the latest entry in the kart racing franchise, began sale Dec. 4.
The Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S.