One of the most passive, but no less entertaining, features of the Nintendo 3DS is Streetpass. By simply walking by another individual with a 3DS, one can acquire various little extras for games that support it, and while this is admittedly a fairly marginal thing in most cases, it's still nice to see that green light every once in a while. Of course, Streetpass isn't universally experienced by all – there are many areas that aren't very densely populated by 3DS owners – so Nintendo has decided to hold a largescale event that's all about Streetpass.
On Nintendo's official website, it was recently announced that 25th to 27th March will be declared National Streetpass Weekend: Spring Edition for North America. Participation is as simple as passing by one of the numerous Nintendo Zone locations, where you'll be able to receive up to six Streetpass tags per visit. Perhaps now, you can finally snag all of the pieces to that new Final Fantasy Explorers puzzle.
What do you think? Do you use Streetpass often? Will you be taking part in this? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
the window for releasing miitomo and my nintendo in north america in march is shrinking if this is their next event. i do dig that after i go out and about, i see that i've 'met' other people in all sorts of places.
Tagging features need to go the way of the dodo. Either that, or don't limit it to nearby people.
(And no, these Nintendo Zones don't count... actually, does Canada even have them anymore?)
@DarthNocturnal I know my local Nintendo Zones are long gone now. Missed out on some Pokemon events because of that
I'm gonna be at WonderCon, in my hometown of L.A. on those days.
I'll have all the streetpasses I could ever want.
@CharlieSmile Heh, good plan! Cons are Streetpass nets.
Maybe I can get some pink pieces from the latest panel.
North America or only USA? ...
Anyone else feel they're not taking the Nintendo Network and Miitomo very seriously in NA?
@CharlieSmile That's how I feel about living here in general
I can't even find any place that has the Nintendo Zone anymore. The McDonalds and Starbucks that used to have it, doesn't anymore. Very little street passes anymore, unless I head out to New York City.
@JLPick Best Buy, several McDonald's near me (tho not all), Home Depot are still active for streetpass with me. I even dropped in on a McDonald's on a road trip and it was activated.
Still can't fathom why there are achievements for every one hundred thousand hits. Even with homepass there's just no way...
Good. I can always use some help getting streetpasses. Its a dead zone around here.
Cool. We don't go crazy about these like we used to, but there are a few puzzles we need pieces for so we'll probably go to a couple nintendo zones this weekend.
@rockodoodle McDonalds (one location) and a Burger King is the only places that use it for me. Best Buy where I live, discontinued it and for some reason, even Gamestops don't have it anymore. Kind of stinks, as I'm only missing a few puzzle pieces, but in all honesty, the system is getting up there in years, so probably not much more for it until their next handheld. Always a nice feature to keep people having the 3DS on them at all times!
Great! I need more puzzle pieces.
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