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Video Hands-On With The 3DS Dragon Quest The West Never Got To Play
Twas an Elusive Age, indeed
Dragon Quest XI is a fantastic game that you can play on Switch right now, but it's worth remembering that back when it originally launched, it was on another Nintendo system: the 3DS. When Dragon Quest XI hit Japanese store shelves in 2017, it was released on the PS4 and 3DS. The 3DS version is fascinating because it's...
News Here's How Diamond & Pearl Remake Sales Compare To Pokémon's Past Switch And 3DS Launches In Japan
The 3DS titles are still out in front
Yesterday, Famitsu released its latest game charts - revealing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch got off to an amazing start in Japan, shifting 1,395,642 copies in just the first three days. This figure was based on in-store purchases alone and means these titles are now...
News Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D To Be Temporarily Removed From The 3DS eShop
Konami has to renew some licenses
If you were planning to pick up Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D from the 3DS eShop any time soon, you might have to wait. Konami has had to remove 12 different versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 from multiple digital storefronts - this includes the Nintendo 3DS eShop, due to license renewels...
News The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2021)
How many of these do you own?
We've already seen an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games, but what about the good old Wii and Wii U, and even the DS and 3DS? Naturally, sales for games on these older systems aren't what they used to be, but some copies continue to be picked up thanks to digital stores or the odd bit of...
Talking Point Super Mario 3D Land Turns 10 - Was It The Best '3D' Game On 3DS?
The golden era of stereoscopic 3D
Ten years ago on 3rd November 2011, Super Mario 3D Land made its debut on 3DS in Japan. It's not typically held up or remembered as a glorious entry of the Mario series — indeed, at the time of writing it inexplicably doesn't rank on our dynamic reader-rated list of the 50 best 3DS games — but several of us in...
News Kemco Sale Discounts 11 RPGs Across Switch And 3DS
Up to 50% off
Another month, another sale from Kemco. It's a tradition at this point. Yes, the Japanese publisher and developer is back with another round of discounts across the Switch and 3DS eShops. Eleven RPGs are available in the sale in total, and while Kemco's mass-produced lineup of role-playing adventures aren't usually considered the...
Random Fan Spotted Filming Bring Me The Horizon Concert With A Nintendo 3DS
That's the spirit
The 3DS' two outer cameras allow you to film in 3D – perfect for reliving live experiences! You don't see many Nintendo 3DS systems out and about these days, but when they do pop up, it seems they really show up in style. Nintendo's last-gen portable was arguably one of the best handheld consoles ever for making you want to...
News Nintendo's Monster Hunter Sale Discounts Five Games And Lots Of Rise DLC
Sale ends this weekend
Nintendo and Capcom have kicked off a special Monster Hunter franchise sale across Switch and 3DS, discounting several games and DLC items. All deals listed below will remain live on the Switch and 3DS eShops until 11:59pm PT on 3rd October, falling in line with the current Nintendo Blockbuster sale which is currently...
News New Kemco Sale Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch And 3DS
Get up to 50% off
Are you ready for yet another eShop sale from Kemco? Because here we are with yet another eShop sale from Kemco. Yes, the publisher has returned with another chance to pick up a range of RPGs on Switch and 3DS at discounted rates, slashing their prices by as much as 50%. We've got all the deals for you below (the sale is active...
News Masahiro Sakurai Talks About The Beginnings Of Kid Icarus: Uprising
And how Pit returned
In the latest episode of Harada's Bar, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai spoke about how Kid Icarus: Uprising started out life on the Nintendo 3DS. At the time, Nintendo's Touch! Generations line (featuring games like Brain Training) was incredibly popular. With the belief this "trend would continue", Sakurai...
Soapbox Playdate Sold Out In 20 Minutes - Is It Time For A New Nintendo Handheld?
The Game Boy... 2
Many of us at Nintendo Life have been patiently, excitedly waiting for the Playdate to go on sale, because we're suckers for bits of colourful plastic. Well, it did, and we missed it, because all 20,000 initial units (for the 2021 batch, at least) sold out in just 20 minutes. [Not all of us missed it! - smug Ed] It's hardly...
News 3DS System Update 11.15.0-47 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
The stability is over 9000!
Update [Wed 28th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: Following on from the first system update for the 3DS in 2021, Nintendo has now released the official patch notes. As expected, it's more "stability" improvements and some other minor adjustments to improve the overall experience. Here are the official patch notes, courtesy of...
Random An Eager 3DS StreetPass Fan Spent A Day In New York, Got Zero Hits
To steal a witty Reddit post, it's 'StreetPast'
Earlier this year we wholeheartedly jumped into nostalgia when sharing a video of all StreetPass puzzles, reminiscing on the days when you'd pop the marvellous 3DS into a pocket or bag and return home with some lovely hits. Yes, we miss those days. A lot of people do, as well, as this
Rumour Nintendo To End Submissions For New Wii U And 3DS eShop Games
"Effective from 1st April 2022"
Nintendo could be preparing to wind down 3DS and Wii U eShop game releases, according to a new rumour. YouTube channel Impact Game Station has supposedly "received a message from someone" about Nintendo's European branch ceasing the acceptance of submissions for new eShop releases on the 3DS and Wii U by early next...
Reminder Nine Resident Evil Games Are Currently Discounted Across Switch And 3DS
Update: Sale is coming to an end
Update: As a quick reminder, the Resident Evil sale currently taking place on Switch and 3DS ends today for those of you in North America, and on the 24th for those in Europe. All details can be found in our original article below. Original Article (Thu 8th Jul, 2021 17:00 BST): If you're a Resident Evil fan...
News Nintendo Removing Credit Card Support From 3DS And Wii U eShop In Japan
Ends January 2022
Back in 2019, Nintendo announced 3DS and Wii U users located in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand would no longer be able to top up their eShop funds with a credit card. Japan is now a part of this - with Nintendo's customer support account on social media today confirming credit cards and prepaid cards will no longer be accepted...
News Netflix No Longer Works On Wii U Or 3DS, So Where's The Switch Version?
"Thank you for your support of these applications over the years"
If you're one of the few people that still uses the Netflix app on your Wii U or 3DS, then we've got some bad news – the service has now been totally discontinued. The Netflix app for both platforms was removed from the Wii U and 3DS eShops in December last year, but if you had the...
Feature Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Foreshadowed Breath Of The Wild's Big Changes
A Link to the Past Between Worlds
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Kate marvels at the way A Link Between Worlds snuck in a bunch of...
Video Remembering The 3D Classics NES Range On Nintendo 3DS
The "definitive way" to play these retro releases
Remember when Nintendo got Arika to bring a bunch of NES games to the 3DS? These games were part of the short running series known as the 3D Classics line, which contained six games like Kirby's Adventure and Kid Icarus, and even had a stereoscopic 3D enhancement. The series kicked off with 3D...
News Ace Attorney Games Are Now On Sale Across Switch And 3DS (North America)
Four games on offer for a limited time
In the mood for a bit of Ace Attorney? Well, what great timing you have! For a limited time, four Ace Attorney games across Nintendo Switch and 3DS have been discounted in the US. We've got the full list for you below – feel free to click on any games that pique your interest to read our further coverage and...
PSA Yes, Your DS And 3DS Cartridges Will Eventually Deteriorate, But Don't Panic
Update: A possible fix appears...
In book preservation, processes are established and closely followed. Manuscripts and first editions are kept in carefully managed vault-like facilities, where humidity and access is carefully managed. There are also extensive projects to digitise these materials, creating permanent backups in cloud storage so that...
News Does Your Copy Of Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Still Work?
Update: The plot thickens...
It's time to dust off your 3DS and your copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, because people have been reporting that their cartridges are no longer working, almost seven years after the release of the game. A few people on Reddit and ResetEra are making sure to test their copies, and it seems like only the...
Random Take a Nostalgic Virtual Walk With This Video of Every StreetPass Puzzle
When virtual meetings were actually fun
It's remarkable to think that the 3DS is now over 10 years old; it was a family of systems that didn't smash sales records like its DS predecessors, but nevertheless won a place in many Nintendo gamer's hearts. It was a handheld with so much personality and neat extras - themes, folders and more - that we'd...
Reminder Capcom's Switch And 3DS Sale Ends Today - Monster Hunter, Mega Man And More On Offer (North America)
Up to 60% off!
Update: Now's your last chance to grab these spicy Capcom deals on Switch and 3DS! All deals listed below end today, so get on them while you can. Original Article (Thu 18th Mar, 2021 19:00 GMT): Joining Ubisoft with its current Switch eShop sale, Capcom has kicked off its own set of discounts across both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS...
Talking Point Nintendo 3DS Features That Should Really Be On Switch
Folders! Cover plates! StreetPass!
2021 is the 10th anniversary of the Nintendo 3DS, a lovely little system that helped carry Nintendo through a somewhat turbulent 2010s. Its companion home system, the Wii U, wasn’t doing so hot, but the 3DS spent much of its time hosting hit after hit. As a mixture of console and handheld, the Switch is a...
News Pokémon Designer James Turner Celebrates HarmoKnight's Anniversary With A Cute Drawing
"It’s been years"
It's been a big week for the 3DS, with the device celebrating its tenth anniversary. Yep, it's now an entire decade old. Of course, there were a number of amazing games released for it over the years and one of them happens to be HarmoKnight. The Pokémon developer Game Freak originally released this game locally back in 2013,...
News Surprise, The 3DS Is Getting Another Physical Release This Year
Andro Dunos 2 already confirmed for Switch release
The 3DS may have turned 10 recently after fading from Nintendo's business strategy, but the console isn't quite ready to die yet, it would seem. French publisher PixelHeart has just announced that Andro Dunos 2 – which is also coming to Switch – is getting a physical release on the 3DS, too...
News Kemco Discounts Eight RPGs Across Switch And 3DS In New Spring Sale
Including plenty of Asdivine titles
Publisher Kemco has announced a shiny new Spring Sale for Nintendo Switch and 3DS, discounting eight of its RPG titles for your consideration. The sale is live as we speak across North America, Europe and Australia, with discounts reaching as high as 50% off for a limited time. Check out all the games included...
Anniversary Nintendo 3DS Launched Ten Years Ago Today In Europe
US anniversary also falls later this week
Making the vast majority of the Nintendo Life team feel excruciatingly old, today sees the tenth anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' release in Europe. Yes, on 25th March 2011, the 3DS hit western shores for the first time following its Japanese launch a month prior – the North American release came just two...
News Disney Art Academy Is Being Removed From The 3DS eShop At The End Of March
It was nice knowing you, Mickey
Mario purge day is coming, and to add to the list of things getting taken down at the end of this month, we've got the Nintendo published 3DS title Disney Art Academy, which will be discontinued on 30th March. Nintendo's Japanese customer support shared this information on Twitter. Any user who has access to a...
News A Kid Icarus: Uprising Sequel Would Be "Difficult", Says Masahiro Sakurai
So don't expect one any time soon
Back in 2012, the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising gave Nintendo's decades-old franchise a fantastic new chance to shine. The game transformed the series into a third-person shooter and was directed by none other than Super Smash Bros. series director, Masahiro Sakurai. Today, 22nd March, just so happens to be...
A quest for the best
The 3DS may have been put out to pasture by Nintendo, but the retirement of a system isn't always a sad occasion – it gives you the perfect chance to look back on its impressively varied library with wonder; along with plenty of standout platformers, life sims, rhythm games, and puzzlers, the 3DS also carved out a particular...
News Square Enix's Spring 2021 Sale Offers Big Discounts On Switch And 3DS
Final Fantasy! Dragon Quest! Star Ocean!
Spring is almost here, and what better way to celebrate this occasion than with a new eShop sale. It's a big one this time, including discounts on some of Square Enix's heaviest hitters, including Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Star Ocean, and more. Mostly covering Switch games, there are also two 3DS games...
News Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Original 3DS and 3DS XL Consoles Next Month Due To Parts Shortage
Update: Parts now totally gone, repairs suspended
Update: Despite giving Japanese consumers until March 31st to send in their broken 3DS consoles, Nintendo has now announced that repairs have been suspended for the following models as the parts required have now been totally exhausted (thanks, Nintendo Wire): Original Nintendo 3DS – Model No...
Video Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Potentially perfect ports
With the likes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe making the jump to Switch, it's pretty commonplace to see fans talking about which other titles could transition from the Wii U to Nintendo's latest system. But what about games that were originally released on the 3DS? While...
Anniversary Can You Believe It? The Nintendo 3DS Is Now 10 Years Old
That went quick
It's a very special day for the Nintendo 3DS. Today is the tenth anniversary of this legendary 3D handheld system. Believe it or not, but the console was first released in Japan on 26th February 2011. This followed with the western release in Europe and North America in March of the same year. When the system first launched, it was...
News We Might Now Know Why Swapnote For 3DS Got "Remastered" Last December
Was this update tied to an exploit?
In December last year, Nintendo released a remaster update for its out-of-date 3DS messaging app Swapnote. It had a lot of fans wondering what was really going on at the time, as it didn't seem like much of a remaster at all. The
Video 11 Great 3DS Games Overshadowed By The Nintendo Switch
Now might be the time to check them out
The 3DS is easily one of the greatest handheld systems Nintendo has ever released, but admittedly it was overshadowed in its later years when the Switch arrived on the scene and games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became top priority. Our Kong-loving video producer Jon Cartright has taken the...
Video Here's What The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D Could Potentially Look Like On Switch
Just imagine 1080p, 60FPS
This year marks The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary. Much like Super Mario's celebrations, Nintendo could potentially revive any game in the series. With this in mind, YouTuber SnazzyAI - the same individual who showed off Animal Crossing: New Horizons running at 4K, 60FPS - has released a
News Capcom's Switch And 3DS January Sale Is Now Live In North America
New offers are available until 21st January
It wasn't that even a month ago that Capcom's last sale went live but already, a fresh round of offers has gone up across Switch and 3DS eShop. Only covering North America this time, it runs until 21st January and features the usual suspects, including Street Fighter, Okami, Phoenix Wright, Mega Man and...
News Nintendo 3DS Outsold The Entire Xbox Family - Including Series X - In Japan Last Year
Not bad for a dead console
If there's one thing that's true about the Japanese games market, it's that the nation is obsessed with handheld consoles – which is why the Switch is doing so well in that particular market, not just in terms of shifting millions of units but also in locking out 9 of the 10 best-selling games for 2020. However, another...
News Surprise, Nintendo Utterly Dominated The Japanese Video Game Market In 2020
Switch led the way in both hardware and software sales
The beginning of a new year is always a good time to take stock of what's happened in the previous 12 months, and Japanese publication Famitsu has done just that in publishing a report which sums up the state of the Japanese video game market in 2020. The headline stats show that the market...
News 3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
Can we get some Switch ones now?
It seems 3DS and Wii U software discounts on My Nintendo are no longer a thing, at least in certain parts of the world. My Nintendo users located in North America have noticed the removal of this icon from the store - meaning you'll no longer be able to get discounts for games associated with these systems. It...
Feature Remembering Super Mario 3D Land, 3D World’s Oft-Forgotten Predecessor
A stepping stone in Mario’s history that’s worth a second look
You don’t need me telling you how 2020 was a challenging year, but for dedicated Super Mario fans there were small comforts to be found. After months of rumours, Nintendo celebrated the series’ 35th anniversary in dramatic fashion and this brought about no end of content. Before...
Video So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
We put a variety of games to the test
Recently, we shared a video in which we booted up several Wii U titles to see if people were still playing them online. The results were pretty surprising, with plenty of games still remaining active despite the system's age and relatively low install base. So, what about the 3DS? J
News LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
In what's becoming a worryingly common trend
Just days after it was discovered that a number of DSiWare games had vanished from the eShop, and following the confirmation that Netflix will soon be discontinued across Wii U and 3DS, it's now come to our attention that two LEGO City: Undercover games have also been entirely removed from Nintendo's...
News Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Will be discontinued as of 30th June
Nintendo has now removed Netflix's video application designed for the Wii U and 3DS from both eShops. As of 31st December 2020, it can no longer be downloaded by new users. It is, however, still possible for existing users to re-download the applications at this point in time. The service for Wii U and 3DS will...
Reminder Capcom's Switch And 3DS Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off
Update: Hours remain in North America
Update: As a quick reminder for our chums in North America, Capcom's current sale on Nintendo Switch and 3DS is ending later today. The deals ended in Europe a few days ago, but North American Switch owners still have a few hours left to snap them up. The offers listed below will vanish at 11:59pm PT...
Soapbox An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo's Workhorse Console
Kate Gray explains why this dual-screen wonder will be missed
Some people remember where they were when they found out about the assassination of President JFK. I can't tell you where I was when JFK was shot, but that's mostly because I hadn't been born, and therefore wasn't watching the news at the time, but I can tell you where I was when the...
News Nintendo Releases 'Swapnote Remastered' Update, Despite Killing The App Seven Years Ago
Are you OK, Nintendo?
Remember Swapnote, the Nintendo 3DS app that you can't really use any more? Well, Nintendo's released an update for it because Nintendo. That's right, Swapnote – or Nintendo Letter Box as it was known in PAL regions – has been given the remaster treatment seven years after the company disabled its primary feature. Nintendo...
News Capcom Has "No Plans" Right Now To Bring The Original Monster Hunter Stories To Switch
Second entry is a completely new start
If you were hoping the original Monster Hunter Stories game might be released on the Nintendo Switch ahead of the sequel's release, don't get your hopes up. Speaking to Gamereactor, Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto said the company had "no plans" to bring the original 3DS release from 2016 across to Nintendo's hybrid...
News 3DS System Update 11.14.0-46 Is Now Live
Final form stability
Just when you thought the 3DS was dead, Nintendo does the unthinkable and goes and releases a system update for this legendary handheld unit. Of course, at this point in the system's life, it's all about making it more stable than ever before. There are also some other "minor" adjustments to enhance the user experience. Here...
News The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2020)
Mario Kart still reigns supreme
Earlier today, we shared an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time, but how are the likes of the Wii U and 3DS doing, and even the Wii and DS before those? Well, it just so happens that Nintendo has also provided up-to-date figures for its best-selling games on those platforms. As...
Reminder My Nintendo Offering Discounts On Mario, Zelda And More Until The End Of The Year (Europe)
Missed any of these top games?
With the impending second lockdown heading to the UK this week, and indeed for everyone staying inside and doing their bit at the moment, there's never really been a better time to try out classic games that we missed the first time around. As such, we thought it worth reminding you that My Nintendo is currently...
News Rodea The Sky Soldier Is Being Removed From The Wii U And 3DS eShops In Japan
Following its removal in Europe and NA
Rodea the Sky Soldier, an action-adventure title produced by Sonic lead programmer Yuji Naka, will be removed from the Wii U and 3DS eShops in Japan next month. The game's delisting follows similar removals in Europe and North America earlier this year, meaning the title will soon be unavailable digitally...
News Kemco Discounts Six RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS For A Limited Time
With up to 50% off
Kemco has kickstarted an October sale across Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U, slashing the price of six of its RPGs for a limited time. We have a full list of the games included for you below. Discounts range from 40-50% off, with each Nintendo system being treated to two deals each. Have a look through and make sure to jump on...
Reminder Sega's 60th Anniversary Sale On Switch And 3DS Ends Today (North America)
Mario & Sonic, Hatsune Miku, SEGA AGES and more!
Update: As a quick reminder, Sega's 60th anniversary sale is ending today. You've got just under an hour-and-a-half left to grab these deals at the time of writing, so get a move on if there's anything you fancy! Original Article (Tue 22nd Sep, 2020 16:30 BST): Sega is now hosting a pretty mighty...
News Monster Hunter Stories Is The Best-Selling 3DS Game On Amazon Right Now
It's amazing what a sequel can do
Capcom surprised Nintendo fans this week with not one but two brand new Monster Hunter games. The second title, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, will be released on the Switch in 2021 and is a follow-up to the original 2016 3DS entry. This announcement is now seemingly fueling sales of the original M
News Nintendo Currently Has "No Plans" To End Online Services For The 3DS
Online play and the eShop will "continue to be available"
Earlier this week, Nintendo confirmed the production of its mighty 3DS line had been officially discontinued. It brings an end to all six models in the 3DS family – the 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, 2DS and New 2DS XL. Fortunately, there's still some life left in this system. In a...
News Nintendo 3DS Production Has Officially Come To An End
Goodnight, sweet prince
Production of the mighty Nintendo 3DS system has been officially discontinued, Nintendo has confirmed. The news comes nine years after the handheld machine first hit the market back in 2011, introducing truly innovative glasses-free 3D tech and a fantastic library of games that would be enjoyed for years to come. The...
News Flipnote Studio 3D Fan Spends Four Years Making The Ultimate Tribute Animation
We've seen some absolutely amazing creations put together using Flipnote Studio 3D over the years, but Japanese animator ミラーパネル3 takes the biscuit with their creation of "Flipnote Warrior", a full 34-minute animation. The clip is centred around a young girl who has a life-changing event on her 3DS. All the animation was...
News Etrian Mystery Dungeon Will Be Removed From The 3DS eShop In Europe Next Month
So buy it while you can!
One of the major downsides to the digital age of gaming is rearing its ugly head again today, as NIS America announces that Etrian Mystery Dungeon will soon be removed from the 3DS eShop in Europe. The game, which is one of many excellent RPGs on the trusty 3DS, is set to be taken down from the eShop on 30th September...
News Get Discounts On Seven RPGs In Kemco's Switch And 3DS Summer Sale
Across Europe, North America and Australia
Japanese developer and publisher Kemco has slashed the prices of a number of its RPGs on both Switch and 3DS, giving you the chance to pick them up at up to 50% off the asking price. We've rounded up all of the offers for you below. The sale is live across the European, North American, and Australian...
News 10 Years Ago, Tech Giant Panasonic Almost Took On The Nintendo 3DS
Update: See the machine come to life in 2020!
Update: And here's the machine in action! Original Story [Thu 11th Jun, 2020 12:00 BST]: Nintendo's stranglehold on the handheld gaming arena has remained in place since the early '90s, when it released the world-beating Game Boy console. Since then, the company has been at the forefront of the...
News Nintendo Details Switch, Wii U And 3DS Network Maintenance Across August And September
Some times for your eShop browsing diary
Nintendo has updated its network maintenance schedule with details of upcoming work that will affect its services across Switch, Wii U and 3DS. Several maintenance sessions are planned between now and mid-September, all of which have the potential to - or will definitely - impact Nintendo's network...
Guide 50 Best Nintendo 3DS Games Of All Time
As voted by you
It may have had a slow start at launch back in 2011, but Nintendo 3DS steadily went from strength to strength and amassed a huge library of quality titles — enough to rival the company's finest. Sure, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D turned out to be a bit of a non-starter, but the best games made great use of the feature and the...
News Zelda, Mario And Animal Crossing Appear In Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
Plus some of the most popular 3DS themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are some pretty big names on the list this time around, with major Mario, Zelda and Animal Crossing games all available at discounted rates. As...
News Professor Layton And Pilotwings Appear In Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
And Game Freak's HarmoKnight
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are four new discounts available this time around, including good old Professor Layton and Pilotwings Resort, which remains the newest game in the series eight...
News Animal Crossing, Mario And Star Fox Discounts Appear In Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
Plus Animal Crossing and Splatoon themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. Just three new discounts are available this time, with Mario, Animal Crossing and Star Fox taking centre stage. As always, you can take advantage of these...
News Nintendo Appears To Be Dropping The 3DS From Its HackerOne Bug Bounty Program
It had a good run
Nintendo has made a name for itself over the past generation rolling out regular firmware updates for systems like the 3DS that improve the overall system stability and security. It seems, though, that its support for this particular device may finally be winding down after nine years. Well known Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome...
UK Charts 3DS Game Bravely Second: End Layer Makes A Surprise Leap To Second Place
Outselling the new SpongeBob game
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 27th June, revealing that the highest-charting game on a Nintendo system is none other than Bravely Second: End Layer, a 3DS game that launched back in 2016. It's naturally quite a surprise to see the game jump into such a high position from nowhere, but the sudden boost...
News Switch eShop Exploit Encourages Fake 'Leaks' Of Wii U And 3DS Game Rereleases
Don't believe everything you see
We've all seen some pretty convincing Photoshop efforts in our time, trying to trick us into believing that certain sought-after games are headed to Switch, but this newly-discovered eShop exploit will make fake rumours look even more believable. Or at least, it would have done if you hadn't read this article...
News Get A Physical Copy Of Etrian Mystery Dungeon On 3DS For Just £4.99 - This Weekend Only
Use the code DOTW1 at the checkout
Fancy adding one final game to your physical 3DS library? Then why not take advantage of this super cheap weekend-only deal currently available on the NISA European Online Store. Instead of paying £7.99 for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, if you enter the following code at the checkout - DOTW1 - you'll get the game for...
News Fire Emblem, Mario And Pokémon Discounts Appear In Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
And a couple of themes, too
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are just the three new discounts available this time around, with Fire Emblem, Mario and Donkey Kong, and Pokémon sharing the spotlight. As always, you can take...
News Limited Run Hopes To Do "A Few More" 3DS Releases If Atooi's Physical Collection Is Successful
But it might be difficult to get devs on board
Atooi recently reconfirmed its 5-in-1 Nintendo 3DS physical collection containing Mutant Mudds, Bomb Monkey, Xeodrifter, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and
News Nintendo 3DS Emulator Citra Comes To Android Smartphones
Includes tilt support, but not 3D (obviously)
The 3DS slowly might be slowly but surely shuffling off its mortal coil, but it's about to get a new lease of life (kinda) in the form of a new version of the 3DS emulator Citra, which has been officially ported to Android devices. The team behind the emulator – which is pretty much complete on PC –...
News Slowly But Surely, Nintendo's North American Repair Centres Are Coming Back To Life
Existing jobs will be at the front of the queue
One of the many consequences of the coronavirus outbreak was that Nintendo decided to close all of its repair centres in North America, which meant that anyone with ongoing hardware issues has had to put up with them for the past few weeks. It also meant that those who had already submitted a repair...
News Atooi Reconfirms Its 5-In-1 Nintendo 3DS Physical Collection Is Still On The Way
Could this be one of the last 3DS physical releases?
At the Limited Run Games' E3 Press Conference last June, it was revealed Atooi would be entering the world of physical Nintendo 3DS releases for the first (and most likely last time ever) with the release of the Atooi Collection. It includes the following titles: Mutant Mudds,
News Lots Of Sonic Games Are Discounted On Nintendo Switch And 3DS Right Now (North America)
Mario & Sonic, SEGA AGES, Sonic Mania, more
With the Blu-ray and 4K releases of this year's Sonic the Hedgehog movie set to launch in North America this week, it seems only fitting that Sega would host a blue blur sale on the Nintendo eShop. A number of games have been discounted across both the Switch and 3DS. You'll find all the current discounts...
News The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of March 2020)
Did someone say Mario Kart?
We've already received an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games today, but how about the 3DS, the Wii U, and even the Wii and DS? Well, as it happens, Nintendo has also provided updated lists for each of these consoles, and while the standings below have seen very little change over the past few...
News 3DS Sales See 73% Year-On-Year Decline, No Future Sales Forecast Provided
Nintendo's moved on
As Nintendo's focus moves increasingly towards the Switch, it's perhaps expected that sales for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems are starting to see sharper declines. Over the last financial year (so that's April 2019 - March 2020), Nintendo 3DS generated 0.69 million hardware sales, a 73% year-on-year drop from last year's...
News Minecraft Dungeons Was Originally Considered For 3DS And Inspired By Zelda
But it's now on every platform and is more like Diablo
One game we're looking forward to trying out later this month is Mojang's new title, Minecraft Dungeons. Although it's taken a lot of design cues from classic ARPG dungeon crawlers, the game's director Måns Olson recently shed some light on the beginnings of the project in an interview with...
News Get Mario Discounts And New Themes With The Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
Give your 3DS a Zelda or Pikmin makeover
New offers are now available through the European My Nintendo Rewards scheme, with two Mario games being reduced for a limited time. Both Mario Tennis and Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure are available at reduced prices, now available for just £2.24 / £5.39 respectively. You can get Mario Tennis at that price by...
News Nintendo To Shutdown "Limited" Wii U And 3DS eShops In Select Countries
By 31st July 2020
Nintendo has announced it will shutdown the limited eShops for the Wii U and 3DS family of systems in certain Latin American and Caribbean countries by 31st July 2020. The brief summary on the Nintendo Support page explains how users in affected regions will no longer be able to redeem codes, redownload software, or update...
News Capcom Is Hosting A Huge Spring Sale, Super Savings On 32 eShop Titles (North America)
Street Fighter, Resident Evil and much more
To celebrate Spring, Capcom has reduced the price of select titles across the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS in North America. These super savings apply to 32 titles and the sale runs from now until 28th April. As you can see below, pretty much every major Capcom franchise is covered. There are savings...
News Lack Of Switch Stock In Japan Is Driving Up The Value Of Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Second best is better than nothing?
The arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has triggered a surge in demand for the Switch in Japan, but, thanks to the recent coronavirus outbreak, demand has increased to the point where consoles are incredibly hard to come by. With everyone talking about the new entry, interested players in Japan are having...
News Get Two Classic Mario Game Boy Games For Less Than £5 With My Nintendo (Europe)
And a Mario Kart 7 discount, too
New offers available through the European My Nintendo Rewards scheme have discounted two classic Mario Game Boy games by 50%, meaning you can play both for less than £5. Not bad. Both Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Mario Golf are available at reduced prices as we speak, going for just £1.79 / 2.24...
Random Paper Mario: Sticker Star's Serial Key Mystery Remains Unsolved 7 Years Later
Seriously, what could it be?
Paper Mario: Sticker Star launched on the Nintendo 3DS back in late 2012, bringing the Paper Mario series to a handheld console for the very first time. It doesn't tend to be remembered quite as fondly as some other titles from the series, but still to this day it holds one of its greatest mysteries. If you played...
News Nintendo Switch Shortages Are Driving Up The Price Of 3DS In Japan
There's still some demand
The coronavirus outbreak has created a lot of chaos since it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. On the gaming front, it's made certain systems like the original model Nintendo Switch near impossible to buy. In Japan last week, we heard how one local retailer ran an online lottery to simply purchase...
News Bravely Default Producer Apologises For End Layer On 3DS, Says It Didn't Live Up To Expectations
Can Bravely Default II get it right?
At last year's Game Awards, the reveal of the show for many Nintendo fans was the Switch exclusive, Bravely Default II. As much of a surprise as this was, at the time, we couldn't help but wonder why the other previously released sequel wasn't being acknowledged. Now that the 2015 3DS entry
Reminder Abylight's Switch And 3DS Sale Ends Today, Up To 50% Off Select Games (North America)
Including Hyper Light Drifter
Update (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 16:00 BST): Abylight's Switch and 3DS sale ends today. If you're thinking of grabbing any of these games at their discounted prices, this is your last chance! Original Article (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 17:00 BST): Publisher Abylight has kickstarted a brand new sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS,...
News Get Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons And Oracle Of Ages For Just Over £5 With My Nintendo (Europe)
Two Zeldas for about £5? Yes please
If you're looking for your next Legend of Zelda fix, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme may just have the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download Game Boy Color games The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages on your 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...
News NIS America Hosts 'Hidden Gems' Switch eShop Sale, Save Up To 60% (North America)
And one game on 3DS, too!
Yet another sale has popped up on the Nintendo eShop, this time from the folks at NIS America. A number of titles from the publisher are currently reduced on Switch (as well as one 3DS game), all available at either 50 or 60% off. NIS America is calling it the 'hidden gems' sale, so perhaps you might find one or two...
News Atlus Is Removing Code Of Princess From The 3DS eShop Next Week
But you can still get the enhanced port on Switch
If for some reason you've always wanted the action RPG Code of Princess on the Nintendo 3DS but still haven't got around to purchasing it after all these years, now is the time to take action. Next week, on 31st March, Atlus will be removing the game from the eShop. Here's the official tweet...
News Yikes, Nintendo Network Services And eShop Are Currently Down Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS
Update: And it's back?
Update (Tue 17th Mar, 2020 18:50 GMT): Nintendo has yet to announce anything officially, but it appears that services are once again running as normal. We've had success accessing the eShop, and multiple users have reported similar success stories. If you're still struggling to access the eShop or other online services...
Guide How To Spot Fake Paintings And Statues In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Putting an end to Redd's 'crazy' ways
Looking for information on Crazy Redd in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch? You'll be wanting to read our guide on how to spot fake paintings and statues in New Horizons, then! If you're after information on fakes and forgeries in New Leaf on 3DS, very good! As you were... We've all been there before...
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Metroid, Yoshi And More With My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
Top 3DS games on offer
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are six new discounts available this time around, including titles from top Nintendo franchises like Zelda, Metroid, and the adorable Yoshi. As always, you can take...
Reminder Pokémon Sun And Moon's Global Link Service Is Getting Shut Down Today
Other online functionality survives
Update (Mon 24th Feb, 2020 13:00 GMT): Today's the day, folks. The Pokémon Global Link - the service which expands the worlds of Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon by offering a variety of online features - is set to close today after more than nine years of operation. The service will...
News Get Game Boy Classic Zelda: Link's Awakening DX For Less Than £3 With My Nintendo (Europe)
Just £2.69 / 2.99€
If you enjoyed the recent The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake on Switch and wanted to get a taste of the original material, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme currently has the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX on 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...
Reminder Pokémon Bank Is Free To Use For One Month
No Pokémon gets left behind
As you might have heard, Pokémon Home is now available on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. As part of this launch, a new update (Version 1.5) has been released for the existing cloud-based service Pokémon Bank. This makes Bank compatible with Home. To make the whole process a little easier, there's now a free...
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