During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo finally confirmed that in a few short weeks 3DS owners will be prompted to update their system’s firmware. The update will bring two extremely important features to the platform. The first is the universal Nintendo Network ID, which will combine your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U accounts into one. This should make purchasing downloadable content much easier as you can simply allocate funds to your Nintendo Network account and not have to constantly manage two separate accounts. Sadly purchases made on the 3DS Virtual Console will not transfer over to your Wii U, which is a feature many had been hoping for. For clarification, imagine downloading the original Super Mario Bros. via the 3DS Virtual Console, many were hoping it would then transfer over to the Wii U if said game was already available on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, but alas no. Players will still be required to buy both versions.
The other big update is the inclusion of Miiverse for the 3DS. This is long overdue and should please long-time fans of the 3DS. As someone who adores Miiverse on the Wii U and PC, this is a welcome addition. Personally I had hoped it would be here by the time A Link Between Worlds arrived on November 22nd, but I can wait a few more weeks I suppose.
Are there any other features you were hoping would be added? How did you feel about the Nintendo Direct as a whole? Anyone else super excited for Super Mario 3D World after seeing the latest trailer/feature list?