Nintendo 3DS update delayed, internet browser and eShop now arriving on June 6

The Nintendo eShop that 3DS owners have been waiting for has been delayed. The system update, which will add an internet browser and the Nintendo eShop is now scheduled to launch on the evening of June 6 (Pacific Time). The new launch date for the update, which was previously expected to arrive this May, is worth noting as it will now debut the evening before Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference on June 7.

In addition to new retail games, the Nintendo 3DS eShop will offer classic Game Boy and Game Boy color titles for download. It will also allow you to download DSiWare games. Expect the update to be a big part of Nintendo’s 3DS presentation at E3 with more details about the content that will be available via the eShop, including more information about Netflix and 3D trailers on the 3DS.

May 12, 2011


  • piplup - May 13, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    The system update is a lot bigger than the eShop and browser. The 3DS terms of service state their intention to brick 3DS systems that have been modified. Nintendo is using DRM to prevent people from modifying their devices, something the consumer has the right to do. There are some other issues with the TOS, like how Nintendo claims the right to use photographs taken with the 3DS camera and how they are imposing region locking. See more here -
  • Lolacaust - May 13, 2011 10:51 a.m.

    These delays may very well be caused by the earthquake that hit Japan. That was the case with pokémon B/W and I'm sure it's going to affect other games companies too.
  • Robusken - May 13, 2011 4:25 a.m.

    Err yea, all I've been really playing is pokemon black, not gonna buy a 3ds game till Ocarina of time comes out. Hopefully theres a good reason for the delay.
  • TheKidWhoLikesOldGames - May 12, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    @Kilburn474 I couldn't agree with you more
  • Kilburn474 - May 12, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    WELP, here comes the early-adotper's remorse. I've been using mine to play seemingly nothing but regular DS games since launch with the exception of SF4. Nintendo really fucked this launch. Here's hoping their new console's launch wont be such a shit fest. I mean really, all the good games (Ocarina, DOA, BlazBlue, Star Fox, Cave Story, RE: Mercs, SMT:DDS, and the countless other teased titles that dont have a solid release yet) come out 2-5 months after release?
  • Scammeleon - May 12, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Aaaaaaaarrgghh!! Oh well, free excite bike. And if Link's Awakening is a launch title for the eshop, all will be forgiven.
  • rob619 - May 12, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    Why is it that everything is delayed now. From the Playstation Network, to Games being pushed back to their original release date and now this!! Gaming industry need to fix up this is getting stupid now!!
  • Redeater - May 12, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    @shawksta I will gladly eat my words when I see it but until then I will remain cautiously pessimistic. From all the grumblings I have heard on T'dar or other websites it doesn't sound like Nintendo plans on joining this decade any time soon.
  • shawksta - May 12, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    Bummer,but interesting thats its the day before their show. Something must be up. @Redeater Not really, nintendos making sure the 3DSe shop is much better than the,wii and dsi and their new console is sure to care about online.
  • ChiChiRocket - May 12, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    Boo, Nintendo... Booooo...
  • claytonmiller - May 12, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    Now it's a race between PSN and 3DS eShop. No matter who wins, we all lose, because we have to wait another week or so... Only joking. As long as things work well, then I'm okay with waiting a bit longer.
  • Redeater - May 12, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Yep, and the never ending parade of Nintendo's attitude towards online marches ever forward.
  • WonsAuto - May 12, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    I wanted my 3D Excitebike, dammit. -___________-
  • joemama - May 12, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    OMFG!!! It makes me mader and mader every day I click update and it says my system is up to date.
  • littlebabybrett - May 12, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    More waiting...
  • bobbybroccoli - May 12, 2011 8:13 p.m.


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