Get new software just by leaving the house

Those gamers who have struggled with rapidly filling SD cards on DSiWare may think it's too little too late, but Nintendo has confirmed the 3DS will be able to launch downloaded games directly from the card. The company is including a 2GB SD card with every 3DS console in Japan to allow all users to download titles immediately, loading them straight from the card without needing to copy them to the system memory.

Nintendo also confirmed it will maintain its current stance on providing regular firmware updates to combat piracy, with the potential for the machine's StreetPass system to be used to communicate new software automatically to other users. These updates may also be included in boxed retail software too, with new functions and features added to the 3DS through these firmware upgrades.