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Rumour: 3DS Video Update Lands on 30th November

Posted by James Newton

Get ready for launch

Nintendo UK recently launched a large-scale advertising campaign for its 3DS, with one of the focuses being the upcoming 3D video recording feature.

Several users have contacted us to report that the advert claims the feature will be available "from 30th November".

Update: YouTube user hutch1081 has recorded the advert and we've embedded it below:

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Thanks to Glenn Williams and King_Sackboy for sending this in.

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User Comments (61)



X-145 said:

Atleast we have a date now. I can't wait to try out recording 3D videos!



Linkstrikesback said:

In case anyones wondering, someone did manage to record the advert.


And while we're at it, Metroid 2 coming to 3DS VC this week. YEahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



Weavius said:

November 30? I'm happy that its dated but Nintendo should release it before Thanksgiving in the US. Whats better than free marketing when you have the new feature shown to family and friends on a holiday?



gojiguy said:

Man... I remember people joking about "lol inb4 November 30th 11:59pm"

but... its actually true now... wtf.



Sylverstone said:

I love how the UK adverts say "this is not DS, this is Nintendo 3DS."

Other than that, lovely!



Geonjaha said:

Not really looking forward to the 3D video recording. The 3D camera is alright - not the best. Being able to record 10 seconds of footage might be nice, but I'll probably just end up using it once. Never the less it's good to see a system update



C-Olimar said:

@Sylverstone Well people just don't seem to get it. The guy at Grainger Games asked me if I knew SM3DL didn't work on DS, since they have had people complaining about that. Now if you excuse me, I have to go play my new copy of Minish Cap on my Game Boy Colour.



Geonjaha said:

@13 You're amazing if you manage to play your minish cap on your GBC. Nintendo seem to think people mistake the DS with the 3DS, and thats why they arent selling too well. To be honest I've never known of anyone that was even slightly confused by it, so it seems ridiculous.



Tare said:


Came out way after our Thanksgiving...

But I'm glad we have a date, even if it is on the last possible day of the month >.<;
But hey, we get Mario Kart 7 four days later



C-Olimar said:

@15 Even more amazing since I don't even own Minish Cap(Ambassador please!). I admit, though, that I haven't heard many people confuse DS and 3DS for a while. Still, some people at school say '3D DS'. Sacrilege!



sfogation said:

"this is not a DS, this is a 3DS"

thats what they should do here too in NA cause one day i went to walmart and was checking out some games and there was a guy buying a DSi and like 4 3ds games and i told that it wouldn't work on the dsi and he was like "isnt the 3ds just an upgrade with better graphics and 3D" and i said " no it a whole new system" so he was like "oh i didn't know that" -__-



AcidFox said:

I'm looking forward to this update, but 10 seconds seems like... well, not really a lot. Why set the limit so low? Can't the 3DS handle any more? The PSP didn't have that kind of limitation with the Go!Cam. I'm not saying they should let us record for hours and hours (which they probably should), but even 30 seconds would've been nice...



XCWarrior said:

Wow just sad that in Europe they actually have commercials for the 3DS. Nintendo of America should try that sometime.



Reggie4Life said:

@22 It's 10 minutes, not 10 seconds. It will occupy me for a while.
@20 No, the ambassador games have nothing to do w/ the update. Check back 12/31/11 at 11:59 PM.
@18 There were rumors, but there was nothing in stone. It had me excited all day at school, though.
@15 He was just kidding. Made me lol.
@8 Haha! Ikr?
@6 I know, it would be great to be able to record me shovelin' down some turkey...
@EVERYONE! I'm pretty sure this is just confirmed for Europe. Clarification, please?



AVahne said:

"This is no DS, this is Nintendo 3DS."

Hopefully people will understand that there's a difference now.



Sh00kst3r said:

@17 @21

If ANYONE even THINKS along the lines of that, they are NOT ready to even CONSIDER playing video games. -.- _ -.-



brandonbwii said:

Wow, when Reggie said the update was coming at the "end of November" he wasn't kidding. Kinda pushing it there aren't you Ninty?

Not if you bought a DS for it's awesome selection of casual games.



Dodger said:

I can't count how many people I've had to explain to that the 3DS is a new system and not just another DS and now Nintendo is doing the same thing with the Wii U. Fun!

I might have my 3DS being repaired if this is the US date. The R button broke from playing Mario Kart DS and Bowser's Inside Story just like it did twice with my DSi. Nintendo should of fixed that. I wouldn't of gotten a 3DS if I had known that it scratches itself and doesn't solve the problems of the DSi.

Anyways, off topic. 3D video will be awesome but probably low quality.



Hokori said:

@32 yeh I actually did a speech in school (for a grade) explaining how the 3DS isnt a DS It was a very happy time



pntjr said:

@21 If you didn't tell him that, he would've been "WHY WONT THIS FIT IN?"
That's what she said



Sh00kst3r said:


I mean people who think the 3DS = DS. One time I had a friend of mine ask "So OoT 3D will play on my DSi?" ...I haven't talked to him since.
It's freakin' common sense.



DarkEdi said:

I hope the videos have a better resolution/quality than the photos we can take with the camera. The pics are a very low quality.



StarDust4Ever said:

Hey, if someone wants to buy a DSi and a bunch of 3DS games, then it dawns on him/her that the 3DS games don't fit, just tells them they have to grind the little nub off the side of the cart.

Either way, it still will not work, and they will be forced into buying 2 Nintendo handhelds instead of one. NIntendo gets more profit, and my local used game shop gets another "barely used" DSiXL for cheap, which I plan on buying at some point when they're officially discontinued by Nintendo and the resale price plummets. BTW, I've often wondered what happens if you grind the nub on a 3DS cart down to force it into a DS? Most GBC games displayed an error message if you crammed them in a GB classic, but the GBA carts completely effed up (screen went black) when I put them in a GBC or GB.



Sh00kst3r said:

Probably something along the lines of: Nothing will pop up, or it'll say "Unknown device/cartridge/etc."

Sadly, it dosen't explode, unlike the double Action Replay trick... :/



LordTendoboy said:


Oh but the 3DS is another DS, just like the Game Boy Advance was another Game Boy and the PS3 is another PlayStation.

And someone should change the article's title. It isn't a rumor anymore if there is video proof.



darklinkinfinite said:

damn, I was hoping this would release before thanksgiving so I could trade my current system for the Zelda-themed one and do the system transfer right at the counter.



19Robb92 said:

Nice. I've stacked up with 300 play coins so that I can play the new games. Love the street pass games. Video recording is nice too I guess..Will probably never use it though.



James said:

@tendoboy1984 It's provisionally tagged as rumour until I hear back from Nintendo; just being cautious here. When I get the go-ahead, it'll change, don't worry



Kitty_hime1 said:

man who would of thought that there were so many idiots who can't tell the diffenene between a damn ds lite/dsi from a 3ds



NintyMan said:

I had a feeling the date was coming. Nintendo said it would around this time anyway, so I hope it's true.



stromboli said:

this is a good ad, that will hopefully win people over. The 3DS is priced incredibly cheap and although there are a couple of cameras and cellphones that can record in 3D (that hardly anyone buys), it's the only real viable marketed product for the masses that can do it. This is a good angle.



MeloMan said:

Bout time... this is one of the features that's sold me on this system. Come on wit it!



StarDust4Ever said:

@Sh00kst3r: If you plug two action replays together, it explodes??? Somehow, I doubt that. BTW, if you plug a 3DS card into a DSi Action Replay, it simply displays an error message on the home screen.

Back in the day, with the original NES, you could cram multiple Game Genie carts together to add more codes. I've got three of them laying around for that very reason. Three Game Genies = 9 codes...



Sh00kst3r said:


Well, it begans to spurt out smoke, which leads to it bursting into flames, which "technically" can be called an explosion.



Nintendo3DSLife said:

About time now!ò-ó because when I saw the date for US on wikipedia,it said Nov.22 and I was like ah ok can't wait :] but when I went back again to see any changes,it said US:Nov.30 basically heres the actual dates for all:Japan:Nov.29,Europe:Nov.30,US:Nov.30,Australia:Nov.29.So now im like omg and have 2 wait for 7 days now ¬-¬.But its ok at least they finally revealed it now.Can't wait for next week .Well this source is all from wikipedia so ya...I found out yesterday.that does prove the phrase of nintendo sayn:''late november''.



theblackdragon said:

@Nintendo3DSLife: Never trust Wikipedia alone. Always make sure to check any sources for the information in those articles thoroughly, and if there's no source listed, take it with a big big big grain of salt.



Jono97 said:

Ah finally.. I tried searching this on google a while ago, but it keeps on coming up with the first firmware upgrade.



alLabouTandroiD said:

And here i thought NoE was too busy being awesome than to care for release dates of such minor stuff.
Remember when we got the tool to verify our Ambassador status ?



Thwiidscube said:

I hope this is true! I can't wait for the update... so I can get those new StreetPass games! And apparently these people who think 3DS games go in other DSs are blind or something... read the information for God's sakes! And the clerks at stores I get my 3DS games at are always like "Do you have a 3DS, because this game only works for that system!" I always have to tell them yes. Believe me, I'm not stupid. XD



Nintendo3DSLife said:

@theblackdragon I no '-.- ppl keep sayn that to me so I just ignore it(well I stop goin to the site cause just gettn tired bout that)and btw I spend my time on doin lots of research on that freakn update then just rest cause im tired and just play my 3ds.(december is wat Im waitn for cause of the ambassador games and more)



supernova6831 said:

first nintendo says the 4th. then the 13th. then the 22nd. then the 30th. watch how the update is available at 12:57 pm.

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