Helping you get connected

The 3DS's new SpotPass feature is designed to let the console automatically seek out new content every time it comes within range of a wireless Internet hotspot, a feature that just got a lot more useful across North America as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced a new collaboration between the company and AT&T that will see 10,000 hotspots opened up to console owners.

The support will come in the same May update that will also bring the eShop and new video streaming service, letting users who opt-in to connect automatically to more than 10,000 WiFi points for free.

If you have questions about the Nintendo 3DS, including SpotPass, our helpful Nintendo Life 3DS FAQ should help to explain all.