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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