By Michael Fontanini / October 6th, 2014
The Nintendo 3DS has just received a new system update (9.0.0-20 U) that brings themes to the 3DS, making it possible to customize the look of your 3DS home screen. The update comes with five new variations of the default 3DS theme. They are red, blue, yellow, pink, and black as you can see in the image above. It was nice of Nintendo to give us five new themes for free, even if they are just different colored versions of the default 3DS home screen theme. There is also a new Theme Shop that allows you to obtain additional themes like those shown below by purchasing them or redeeming a download code.
Personally, I’d go for the Zelda: A Link Between Worlds theme over the Mario one, but these are of course only two of the themes available on the new Theme Shop. The themes in the Theme Shop are priced at $1.99 each, and they aren’t just new graphics. They come with sound effects, animations and music as well according to the update notes.
You can change your home screen theme via the icon in the upper-left corner of the screen, as shown in the screenshots above. This icon also gives you access to the “Screen Brightness” and “Power-Saving Mode” options as well. Most likely, more themes will be added to the Theme Shop over time as well, so don’t worry if you don’t see one you like just yet.