The 3DS system update paves the way for paid add-on content and free demos to reach the eShop, but while Europe and North America has to wait a little while for demos Japan's store has a few to choose from.

Owners of Japanese consoles can choose free trials of the following games:

Some of these demos are only available for a limited number of plays: Monster Hunter and Dead or Alive have a 30-play limit, for instance.

Here's hoping we get some free demo content in the West soon.