The wait is over: the Nintendo 3DS firmware update is available now around the world.

The update adds new features including 3D video recording, new games in the StreetPass Mii Plaza and the ability to download games from the 3DS eShop while the system is in sleep mode.

Here's how to get your update. Bear in mind you'll need a wireless broadband connection to receive this update.

  • Make sure your 3DS is charged up or near a charger; it may take a while.
  • Open System Settings — the spanner on your main menu
  • Select "Other Settings"
  • Scroll to the page furthest to the right
  • Select System Update and navigate the agreements there.

Wait a few minutes and you should be all updated and ready to go!