3DSWare News

News: 3DSWare File Size May Be Bigger Than WiiWare

3DSWare File Size May Be Bigger Than WiiWare

Let's hope so

WiiWare's restrictive 40MB file size has caused a few casualties in its time, with promising projects making the jump across to other formats where there's a little more room to breathe. While we still don't know much about 3DSWare, other than this fetching (if temporary) 3DSWare logo, a new interview with Nnooo's Nic Watt suggests we may see a larger limitation on the handheld's..

News: Here's the 3DSWare Logo You'll Spend Years Looking At

Here's the 3DSWare Logo You'll Spend Years Looking At

Update: Or will you?

The WiiWare and DSiWare logos are like old friends, with their slanty, curvy letters, so it's no surprise Nintendo decided to stick to exactly the same design style with the logo for 3DSWare. Nintendo of Greece uploaded the logo to its website recently, although there's nothing else to see in the section: no confirmed games,...

News: Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Still no price cuts?

In many other digital store fronts, the content provider gets to choose the prices, but Nintendo sets the price of all content on its WiiWare and DSiWare stores. With the company promising the 3DS eShop will be better, it appears we'll still see games priced by Nintendo, rather than the publisher. In an interview with Wired, 3DS hardware man Hideki Konno revealed it's unlikely..

News: 3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

Needs more polish

The 3DS eShop, one of the console's most anticipated functions, won't be available until May, and Nintendo's hardware head honcho Hideki Konno wants to assure you it's for a good reason: so it's good. Speaking to Gamasutra, Konno admitted previous digital shopfronts for the Wii and DS haven't been up to the standard required, and...

News: Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Compatible prepaid point cards coming later

Although the 3DS will provide gamers with a less cumbersome Friend Codes system than what is currently in place, the eShop might be a different story altogether. According to Nintendo, the 3DS will utilise a different virtual currency than the Nintendo Points we are already using for our WiiWare and DSiWare purchases. As translated by Kotaku, the Japanese..

News: Multiple Angry Birds Launching Themselves at 3DSWare

Multiple Angry Birds Launching Themselves at 3DSWare

Digital downloads confirmed

The relentless onslaught of Angry Birds to conquer all mankind's free time continues apace, with the game heading to WiiWare and DS, but the avian domination doesn't stop there, with the title flocking to 3DSWare in future too. Developer Rovio Mobile confirmed via Twitter that three Angry Birds games – presumably Angry...

News: The 3DS eShop and Browser Will Be Ready on Launch Day

The 3DS eShop and Browser Will Be Ready on Launch Day

You'll need to update to get them, though

Worried that the 3DS's Internet Browser and new Virtual Console and 3DSWare eShop wouldn't be available at launch? Fear not – Nintendo has spoken, and the service will be available on the same day as the console's arrival. You'll still need to run an update in order to receive the features, as consoles...

News: There's a Limit on Transferring Software from One 3DS to Another

There's a Limit on Transferring Software from One 3DS to Another

Your games are going places... just not too many places

While we've known about the ability to transfer DSiWare to the 3DS for a while now and learned today about transferring software between devices (DSiWare, 3DSWare and Virtual Handheld), we've just found out that there will be a limit to how many license transfers you can make. From Play.com's product details: System