New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live
Posted by Orla Madden
New StreetPass features in Europe, update is worldwide
With no warning or fanfare Nintendo has released the latest update for the 3DS, version 6.0.0-11U. The update includes a save data backup feature for downloaded content, as well as a small improvement in system ability and usability.
Save Data Backup Feature:
- Users can now back up save data for downloadable versions of Nintendo 3DS software and most Virtual Console games
Improved system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 6.0.0-0U through 6.0.0-4U:
- New features for the Nintendo 3DS Camera
- Content for StreetPass Mii Plaza
- System Transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems
The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 6.0.0-0U through 6.0.0-1U:
- Addition of Internet Browser
- Addition of Nintendo eShop
- System Transfer from a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system
The StreetPass Mii Plaza, meanwhile, has had an overhaul in the European and Japanese update, now allowing users to purchase new downloadable games using their Nintendo eShop account. The new Plaza includes a Check for Updates icon for future improvements, Exchange Booth, a Shop section and a new Play button.
In the new games, achieving certain goals will reward you with new hats and plaza tickets. Plaza tickets are exchanged at the Exchange Booth for new Mii accessories. A special gift is given to celebrate the occasion, along with a new puzzle piece. New puzzles include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Xenoblade Chronicles.
The Plaza update seems to be available in Europe and Japan only, with North America following suit at a later date. Have you downloaded the update yet? What puzzle piece did you obtain? Let us know in the comment section below.