Nintendo Brings NNID, Miiverse to 3DS in Latest Update

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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Those waiting for the long awaited 3DS Miiverse and Nintendo Network IDs don’t need to wait much longer. Nintendo has released a major update that brings both–as well as a number of other changes–to the 3DS. The update, which is version 7.0.0-13U, came after Nintendo closed the eShop on both the 3DS and Wii U for maintenance.

First and foremost is the installation of Nintendo Network IDs. With this, you can now link eShop balances between the Wii U and 3DS. NNIDs will also be needed to download and play Demos and will track purchases made in the eShop through your ID. Keep in mind that if you delete an ID that you will lose your purchase history as will as the balance that is linked to it. You can have your ID on only one 3DS but it is transferable through a System Transfer to a different 3DS-line product.

Another major installation to come with the NNIDs is Miiverse. Miiverse replaces the Swapnote application as a way to communicate with people. The number of games that use Miiverse are limited right now to 14 titles but should increase as time goes on.

Other notable updates:

  • System transfer limits have been removed. The previous limit had been 5 transfers per system.
  • Your 3DS will let you know if update data is available for an application when you start the software. SpotPass will need to be enabled to use this.
  • The Nintendo 3DS Camera will now start up in the Home Menu after pressing both the L and R buttons together.
  • While not part of the main OS update, there is also a StreetPass Mii Plaza update that’s available, numbered v3.3.


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  • James Fox

    011-3051 on eShop, anyone else have this issue?

    • Alex Martinez

      I ended up with a 003-1101. What does your error say? Mine says either the encryption key is incorrect, the access point isn’t configured correctly, or there’s problems with the network.

    • lala

      yes, same problem, I wonder if they have an update bug? :/

    • Chris Tomashek

      I hope that’s not the case. I haven’t been able to get to the eShop at all since updating because of the 011-3051 error code…I’m able to do complete a network test with no issues so I’m sure that’s not it. Hopefully their servers stop getting slammed like this pretty soon.

    • James Fox

      I’m having that problem myself, I don’t understand
      It worked fine but now since the update.. the Eshop is now useless because of the bullshit errors

      I have fine internet in me house and it’s claiming there’s issues with it

      WTF is going on, I addressed this on the 3DS Miiverse and it seems i’m not alone on this

    • smacd

      still having the issue? I had it last night after updating, but it went away this morning.

  • smacd

    I’m glad they finally updated, it gives me some more comfort about having more of a real accounting system. I am annoyed they didn’t let me have a 5 letter username, despite Club Nintendo alloying it.

    And making it so that both L+R have to be pressed for the (mostly irrelevant) camera is great. So tired of accidentally starting it by bumping a shoulder button.

  • Thanatos2k

    You’re so close Nintendo. Just make a formal account system and be done with it.