When the 3DS first launched, it didn't initially have a functioning eShop (or Internet Browser) likely due to Nintendo's desire to get the system on the market quicker. The eShop launched a couple months later, and brought with it a whole new generation of digital game distribution for the company. The Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop almost seem like they were trial runs, in hindsight, as the eShop has since gone on to encompass a much more advanced variety of games and services over its run.
It's going on five years now since the eShop first made its appearance on the 3DS, and Nintendo of Japan has opted to put on a sale to celebrate the occasion. The sale runs from June 7th to June 13th and will encompass one hundred games. This includes plenty of big hitter retail games, such as Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, as well as a mixture of popular Virtual Console and eShop exclusive games. Whether or not a similar promotion is planned for the West remains a mystery, but hopefully Nintendo will include its whole global audience in the celebrations.
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Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip.