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RUMOR - Sneak peek at upcoming 3DS eShop updates?

We've heard the rumors of the 3DS eShop update incoming, but it seems like someone might have caught Nintendo while they were testing the new features. Check out the video below, which shows some of the new features in action.


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19 Jul 2013 11:15

Weird. So will the Wii U and 3DS eShops be combined? Or can you purchase games for either system from either of the shops?
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19 Jul 2013 11:18

I hope this means both eshops will be connected now, especially if that means using miiverse accounts on the 3ds.
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19 Jul 2013 11:53

I truly, legitimately hope that this means Nintendo is finally being competent with their online shops and implementing things we fans have been whining ENDLESSLY about for years, such as a universal eShop account (maybe tied to the NNID) that frankly Nintendo should have been doing from the very beginning.

But, only time will tell.
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19 Jul 2013 12:10

@BJWanlund
The beginning? The DSi was too weak to weak to do that
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19 Jul 2013 13:00

What's with unusual content and crappy cameras? All I know is that if this means the difference between Wii U software and 3ds software is whether the 3ds is strong enough to play, I'll be a happy camper.

Also hoping for accounts, but that might be too large a task for Nintendo right now.
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19 Jul 2013 13:16

I saw the word Super Nintendo... Does this mean that the eShop will soon have Super Nintendo VC games on the 3DS???? :O
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19 Jul 2013 13:20

Did anyone else notice there was a EarthBound icon and it showed the Wii U apps?
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19 Jul 2013 13:24

Zach777 wrote:I saw the word Super Nintendo... Does this mean that the eShop will soon have Super Nintendo VC games on the 3DS???? :O


I hope we get SNES games on 3DS. I'd be happier than a pig in slop.
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19 Jul 2013 14:26

@Bluigi Not the very beginning, dude, at least the beginning of the 3DS's lifespan. I know how godawful the DSi was, believe me.
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19 Jul 2013 19:22

If you turn on the annotations, those icons are just for like browsing whats on the Wii U shop kinda like what you can do for 3DS games on the Wii U already.
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19 Jul 2013 23:11

WarioFan63 wrote:If you turn on the annotations, those icons are just for like browsing whats on the Wii U shop kinda like what you can do for 3DS games on the Wii U already.

This. People shouldn't get too excited just yet. If I recall correctly, Nintendo said that eventually they'd make it so we can purchase games for either system on either eshop as well as purchase games for either system on mobile or PC (on mobile not for mobile).

The good thing is that it points to there will be a linked account balance across systems as well as linked accounts across systems eventually. I still think Nintendo plans to make some sort of access to games across your 3DS and Wii U possible since they've oddly announced Gameboy Advance VC support for the Wii U and not the 3DS, but I'm guessing it's still going to be a while before we hear anything related to that, if it is indeed happening.

Nintendo has definitely been up to something despite how much people just assume they are out of touch and unwilling to give unified accounts. Just the way they touted the Nintendo Network ID as something that will be accessible from different devices as well as forward compatible for future systems (and at one point even mentioned the 3DS specifically) makes me think that they are establishing the infrastructure to support unified accounts into the future. I don't know what is taking so long but they've already laid out some of those plans. Now it's just a matter of waiting until they unveil more of it.

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