3DS system update incoming?

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From Emily Rogers' twitter:

You may want to check your 3DS around 5pm PDT today https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/status/346659148290723840

Can't get into specifics but some kind of firmware update at 5pm PDT. Don't hype yourself.RT "@bjwanlund What exactly are we checking for?"
https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/status/346663470105776128

Just to clarify, Europeans and JP will benefit from this update more than NA. NA people will have to wait a little longer for this stuff.
https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/status/346671013033025536
So let's speculate, what kind of update is coming?Maybe some added functionality?
 
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Wouldn't that sort of thing be more beneficial for North America & Europe then Japan? Since Japan doesn't really need any help in this sort of thing
My assumption is that it builds on Streespass's existing infrastructure, i.e. adds something to Streetpass rather than broadening Stresspass' reach (i.e. the McDonalds hotspot thing), which would benefit places where Streetpass is thriving, or, Europe and Japan.
 

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#12
If we're not suppose to hype ourselves up, I wonder if it's just some fixes of some sort. Not gonna expect an additional feature or something.
 
#13
Full account system confirmed, introduction of weekly sales that make the Steam holiday sale look like a moneygrab, Zelda Two Worlds Demo, Miiverse with up to 4 hours of video recording in 3D confirmed.

If any of those isn't there, it will be a total failure.


What it really is going to be is: Security updates and streetpass/spotpass preparations.
 
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If we're not suppose to hype ourselves up, I wonder if it's just some fixes of some sort. Not gonna expect an additional feature or something.
Well it wouldn't make sense to say that some regions would benefit more than others, if it was only about some fixes. So maybe a little added functionality is coming, probably something streetpass related as others have said.

Too bad they said that the streetpass enhancement will be used via the free internet spots that are available for 3DS, it would be great if it was expanded to work a bit like spotpass, where we could get streetpass hits for people who are going online in "near" areas.
 
#30
For a second there I thought it said 3DO update haha

I'll have to update it tonight, but I'm going on a trip tomorrow. If it bricks, I swear to god...
 
#32
Maybe this is tied into the Animal Crossing Best Buy promotion and configures the system to receive the gifts from specific stores/access points in UK/Japanese chain stores?
 
#34
Well it wouldn't make sense to say that some regions would benefit more than others, if it was only about some fixes. So maybe a little added functionality is coming, probably something streetpass related as others have said.

Too bad they said that the streetpass enhancement will be used via the free internet spots that are available for 3DS, it would be great if it was expanded to work a bit like spotpass, where we could get streetpass hits for people who are going online in "near" areas.
The whole point of Street Pass is to incentivise you to take your 3DS with you so this isn't the direction they want but also "near" areas is essentially the same thing as Street Pass as it currently exists. If someone is using their 3DS close to you it's likely going to Street Pass, the problem is about centralization.

Though if they ever upgrade the 3DS or successor with a GPS chip I think it would be cool to have a concept of "Geopass."
 
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But she just says NA will have to wait a little longer. This implies some kind of service that still needs to be set up, and seeing as NOA is always a month late this year, that could explain why EU and JP benefit more.
 
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The whole point of Street Pass is to incentivise you to take your 3DS with you so this isn't the direction they want but also "near" areas is essentially the same thing as Street Pass as it currently exists. If someone is using their 3DS close to you it's likely going to Street Pass, the problem is about centralization.

Though if they ever upgrade the 3DS or successor with a GPS chip I think it would be cool to have a concept of "Geopass."
Yeah you're right, i just think that there are places that there are very few 3ds owners and there aren't any wifi spots for 3DS, so streetpass is becoming a useless feature it this case. I've been a 3DS owner for over a year, and i've only had 1 streetpass hit. So maybe there could be a change in how streetpass works, even in areas with a few 3DS owners.

Sorry for the offtopic.
 
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