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How much stability can one system handle? At what point does it reach peak stability? Nintendo's keen to find out with the 3DS.

You see, the 3DS (New and original models) has now been updated to version 10.2.0-28, which is a minor increase of one on that last figure; basically that means it's a stability update.

At the time of writing only the official Japanese website has a changelog, which simply states that it's delivered an "improvement of the stability and convenience of the system"; often this can also be code for "tweaked the system to block hacks". [Update: The North American changelog is also live and says pretty much the same thing]

The update appears to have gone live worldwide, with our European unit updating right away prior to publication of this article.

We're keeping an eye out for any other exciting developments following Nintendo's maintenance work on Nintendo Network IDs and more besides. This 3DS update seems to be first out of the gate.

The question on everyone's mind, though - is the 3DS now stable enough?