The 3DS hasn't even been out for a week in Japan and there's already a software update for the device. Version 1.1.0-1J has just been released, adding a few tweaks and giving users access to a 3D Super Mario music video. 3DS owners in Japan with a Wi-Fi connection can now download the update, which addresses some stability issues and network connectivity problems. There's also an expansion to the 3DS service called SpotPass, which lets the system seamlessly connect online to download tiny bits of new content. It's kind of like the WiiConnect24 service.
Above: The Super Mario Bros. music video included in the recent firmware update. No 3D effects, of course
However, the biggest part of the new firmware is that it adds a new 3D music video of the Super Mario Bros theme song, featuring Nintendo composer Koji Kondo. Meanwhile, stateside, the countdown for 3DS' long-awaited arrival continues. We can finally say that it comes out "this month!" The Nintendo 3DS will be available in stores in the US on March 27.
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