PSA: New 3DS firmware update now available, adds folders and patch support

Looking to bring a little order to your 3DS? Nintendo has delivered the latest firmware update for its three-dimensional handheld adding, among other things, the ability for players to sort up to 60 icons into individual folders.

Aside from the organizational tweak, the 4.0.0-7U update also makes it possible for Nintendo to add post-releases patches for 3DS titles. On the plus side, one of the first fixes will be a patch for Mario Kart 7's pesky Maka Wuhu shortcut glitch, scheduled to arrive in May. On the not-so-plus side, this opens 3DS owners up to the post-release patch-fest that seems to be all the rage on consoles and computers.

Lastly, today's update brings some minor redesigns to the 3DS eShop and gives European 3DS owners access to the Nintendo Zone.

For newbie 3DS'ers (or those who simply forgot), firmware updates are presented as automatic prompts, provided you're connected to wi-fi. Failing that, users can kick-start the download by heading into the 3DS's "System Settings", clicking “Other Settings” and tapping “System Update”.


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  • ShonenStyle - April 26, 2012 6:06 a.m.

    This freaking shortcut almost made me stop playing my MK7
  • LOZ4EVAH - April 25, 2012 12:42 p.m.

  • shawksta - April 25, 2012 9:55 a.m.

    Great to see Nintendo finally realizes Wuhu's bullshit isnt a ”short cut” Despite the fest from before, atleast we get old problem fixed, considering the costs and that its a handheld, devs wont be able to pull off the ”We'll patch it later” bullshit, but never say never.
  • J-Fid - April 25, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    Hopefully, this will stop all of the annoying people who always choose Maka Wuhu. I wish I could see the faces of those people when they realize they can't abuse that shortcut. They'd be like "WHAAT!?"

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