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3DS System Update 7.0 Released: Includes Miiverse support on 3DS, and more...
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December 10, 2013, 15:33:51
Nintendo has released System Software version 7.0 for Nintendo 3DS, which includes Miiverse support in addition to several other features. Notably, the system update allows users to link a Nintendo Network ID they've already established on Wii U, or create a new Nintendo Network ID. This functionality allows players with Wii U and 3DS to share a common wallet across the eShop on both systems.

According to Nintendo's website, the following are included in the Version 7.0.0-13U update:

Added Support for Nintendo Network IDs:

• Users can now create or link a Nintendo Network ID, which is required to use some network services, from within System Settings
• Nintendo eShop has been updated to support Nintendo Network IDs
• For more information regarding Nintendo Network IDs, please visit our Nintendo Network ID introduction page

Added Support for Miiverse:

• Users can now view and post to Miiverse from Nintendo 3DS family systems
• For more information regarding Miiverse, please visit our Miiverse introduction page

Added a Software Update Notification:

• A notification will now display when software is started and update data is available

Removed the limit to system transfers:

• The previous limit of five system transfers per system has been removed

Changed the start-up method of Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu:

• Pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously will now start the Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu

Improved system stability and usability:

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Source: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/667/p/430

According to Nintendo World Report, the following games have already received communities in Miiverse:

Pokémon X & Pokémon Y
• Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
• Animal Crossing: New Leaf
• Mario Party: Island Tour
• Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
• Mario Kart 7
• Super Mario 3D Land
• New Super Mario Bros. 2
• Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
• Scribblenauts™ Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure
• Skylanders SWAP Force™
• Phoenix Wright®: Ace Attorney® - Dual Destinies
• Sonic Lost World™
• Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate

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Posted: 12/10/13, 15:33:51  - Edited by 
 on: 12/10/13, 21:14:32    
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
I wonder if any other older games will get a community. I'd like to see Mario Tennis get one, maybe it would help me play more online.

Has anyone tried adding a friend through Miiverse yet?

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:07:17

I don't believe you can. I only see the option to follow people but not add as a friend.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:35:29
I posted a few things on the service, and followed ludist210. That's all I've done so far. Seems okay. I thought this might be a separate app, but it's actually built-in to the system itself. You can suspend your game and check on Miiverse, like you can with the web browser. I was kind of surprised by that.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:48:29

That's annoying. Can you message people at all?

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:49:32

Nope, no messaging at all. I guess that's kinda unfortunate but since even the Wii U doesn't have a proper notification system, I doubt the 3DS would have had one. At best, the blue link would blink... but then you have to load up Miiverse and check WHY it's blinking. Maybe we'll get it in a future update anyway?

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:51:16
There was a part of the sign-up process that noted that you can't post directly to friends "at this time" - which leads me to believe that user-to-user messaging will be available in the future.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:56:10

Wow, then I'm much less excited about this update. Sure, the blinking blue light wouldn't be great, but at least you could send a message to an online friend who might actually read it and get back to you promptly. God, why can't Nintendo give us real communication? At this point, I'm assuming that ship has sailed for the 3DS and I'm going to treat it basically as a single player device.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 16:59:28

Well going by what @GameDadGrant said above, the future is hopeful at least!

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 17:05:34
Nice summary, Roy. I would add that when you link your NNID to your 3DS, that should merge your eShop balances on the Wii U and 3DS shops.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 17:12:22
Yay, Miiverse!

Managed to get the main update just fine, but I can't update StreetPass Plaza or access the eShop. I get messages that supposedly indicate trouble connecting the 3DS to an access point, but Miiverse and other internet stuff works fine. Does anyone else have the same problem?

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 17:22:37

I had that same issue with the main update but power cycling my router fixed it.


Yea, I guess functionality could be incrementally added. Not gonna get my hopes up, particularly after the Swapnote thing.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 17:30:58

Yeah, I got an error when trying to update the StreetPass Plaza. I'm trying again, now...

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 17:32:59
I can't even log into the eShop, which I have to do before I transfer my stuff to my 3DS XL. So shiny new toy with none of my digital stuff on it...

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 17:36:01
Can't use eShop at all now. I wonder if the maintenance is still on-going? Or if Nintendo's servers are just too heavy with traffic right now.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:04:15

Maybe a mixture of both, with technical difficulties thrown in according to the network status page.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:08:42
At this point I'm starting to think it's a server load problem, since the Street Pass update still doesn't work, and nothing I try on my end seems to help.
Thanks for the input btw, guys!

EDIT: D'oh, posted before I saw the post above.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:11:33  - Edited by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:15:42

Is there supposed to be a StreetPass update? I think it's just giving the same error for anything trying to download off of the servers since it can't properly check for an update.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:20:32
I got a notification about an available update for StreetPass Mii Plaza today (version 3.3, and I've got 3.2), and there is a red exclamation point symbol on the Check for Updates icon and everything.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:27:46

Ah okay, never got that here yet.

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:32:03

Hm, okay. Well, that makes sense when I think about it - there are a LOT of 3DS owners out there, and if they are all updating right now...yeah. Things are gonna get messy. Thanks for the link!

Posted by 
 on: 12/10/13, 19:44:03
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