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 Reddit post blew up in which user 'itsmefizzy' said, very simply, that they "spent a whole day in NYC and not one Streetpass received (Nintendo Store included)".
Our initial reaction was 'well, obviously', who's still carrying their 3DS around? But it does remind us that it's something the Switch lacks; for all of the hybrid's strengths, the absence of a colourful social mechanic like StreetPass is still a little disappointing. Its size and status as a 'console' undermine the idea of course, but we still like to think there's an alternate reality where Switch owners are merrily trading StreetPass hits.
Do you have fond memories of StreetPass, and do you still take the humble 3DS with you on trips in the forlorn hope of getting a couple of hits?
I used to bring my 3ds to work in the hopes that I might have a few minutes to play - I never got a second to play - but when I turned it on next I had a bunch of street pass hits
I use to love Streetpass, I was always looking for more Shovel Knight and Fire Emblem battles. I would have liked to have seen it on the Switch.
That’s pretty sad to be honest, StreetPass was a great feature. The Switch ironically feels less like a social experience, despite what the trailers may tell you. With the lack of Download Play and StreetPass, and utterly shambolic online features, I actually struggle to find games that I’d even want to play with others.
Taking my 3DS with me to campus or around town and raking in the StreetPass hits, including those from Nintendo Zones running in various business places, really was a highlight for me back then.
Trying to complete those puzzles, beating quest for the 10th time, playing a surprisingly solid sidescrolling shooter, scaling a haunted tower by building the floor plan, going on fishing trips, there were so many enjoyable routine activities to get out of it.
You know that Streetpass Mansion and Streetpass Fishing were made by Prope, Yuji Naka's company? It's strange to think that these game would've had a greater reach and profitability than Balan Wonderworld.
All those puzzle panels which I will never get. My collection is doomed to be half-finished...
I feel like I'm only one of the few people who still bring their 3Ds around with them everywhere they go. I seriously love this system.
I attended a couple of comic conventions in 2018 (to help somebody operate their stand), and I got next to no hits, which was a bummer.
The real heyday was during my film school days from 2012-2013 as there were also gaming students on campus, so, I got quite a few hits. Didn't make any face-to-face friends though.
I think I eventually got all of the puzzle pieces, but the additional StreetPass games were a bad investment (and at worst tedious) and should have been free.
It stinks that this more social aspect of the console didn't make its way through to the Switch somehow.
I think Nintendo should reimplement street pass for Switch or it's successor. They can integrate it into the Nintendo online app. It would probably be more successful on the app because just about everyone has a smartphone. Then it can sync with games.
I only really had Streetpass success during Conventions and it always reminded me of how annoying the 10-person limit was. Had always hoped they’d boost it to 25 or 50.
I completed most of the puzzles but once they started to lock certain pieces behind street pass it became more annoying as it was now purely on luck of which you had little control. At least the coin farming gave you the chance to fill missing pieces.
Honestly don’t miss it too much on the Switch; plus it’s larger size makes me less likely to Chuck it into my bag for a few hits.
I last got a hit in 2019 or 2020, can't remember exactly. For my country, that's an academy record as it is.😆
Besides, before we use it as another excuse to mourn a platform with a rich library and a functional storefront, might as well account for people like myself who still carry their 3DSs around but have - or inopportunely find - it powered down on many a commute courtesy of little but weary batteries.
@FX102A Yeah, the ten person limit is probably the main reason I stopped bothering after a while. Having to clear it every few minutes at any sort of event was just a hassle.
Used to be exciting getting hits in random places. I did manage to get regular hits when driving through a particular street on my way to work. Shame they stopped the relays at Game stores too,
My 3DS is always in my pocket, I never get any hits where I live, but i still carry it with me. Especially as i still need some of those tiles which you can only get if you use street pass.
I remember 8 years back when I was in Japan, I didnt check it until the end of the day, I didnt realise there was a 10 person limit back then, but was great to have some.
As i take my Switch to work everyday, I would love it if the Switch had it's own version of Streetpass
Ah, the green light of happiness! Here, in the US, any business that used AT&T for its public Wi-Fi also served as a relay point for Streetpass. So, going to McDonald's, Home Depot, Best Buy, or Barnes and Noble meant taking your 3DS with you. It's how I accumulated over 3,000 Street passes!
I actually got a hit this year! Wasn’t expecting it, happened to have my 3DS with me to pass the time when taking my eldest to her swimming lesson and got a single brand-new hit. First hit in 2-3 years, and not happened again since then sadly.
I visited NYC back in 2013 and easily filled the 10 limit every day. By the end of 2019 I was lucky to get 1 hit a week on my daily commute, but I still carried it around anyway, just to rack up the Play Coins, all of which got pumped into StreetPass Fishing...
@legend_of_zaleda we had the same in the UK. Every McD or O2 phone shop was a guaranteed 10 hits. I remember one year planning my Xmas shopping trips around it, popping into the public toilets between shops so I could clear the beloved little green light (gross, I know).
Never did grab all of the pink puzzle pieces.
I actually struggled with getting hits in Osaka and Tokyo starting in 2019. Before I'd get 10 within twenty minutes of stepping outside.
Streetpass was a very Nintendo solution to the question of how to convince the smartphone owners of 2012 that they still needed to carry around a portable console with them.
I would go as far as to call it the cleverest piece of software of the whole 3DS/Vita/PS4/X1 generation.
I miss Street Pass and Miiverse so much...
Loved it, especially the fishing game.
I worked at Best Buy (Geek Squad) and anytime you passed the 3DS kiosk you would automatically collect 6 past street passes. I’m not sure the time limit between collections… but typically I’d get two a shift.
I brought my 3DS to Disney World a few times. Unfortunately when I did go there was a small maximum amount of street pass hits you could get. Every day I would hit the maximum from all over the world.
The only place I ever got hits at home was in my local Spoons...
Taking it on holiday was very exciting though, I miss those days :')
I took mine to San Diego Comic Con in 2011 and got 500+ tags it was amazing
I used to take my 3DS to the big San Diego Comic Con every year (I haven't missed the event in over 10 years, until this pandemic stopped it, tho, I still have tickets, they just keep getting pushed back to the next year), and there I would get hundreds and hundreds of Streepasses a day, from people all over the world. At every panel, before it started, or in line waiting for something, I'd be on my 3DS collecting the 10 Streepasses, and quickly trying to play the games to use the characters, so I can collect more Streetpasses without the the current ones going to waste. I would get a couple of hundred Streetpasses a day, every day of the event, every year... But, the last 2 Comic Cons (when they still had them) I started noticing less and less Streetpasses, and more and more Switches. At the Nintendo Lounge, in line to get in, virtually everybody was there on their Switch, to pass the time while waiting, but in years prior, it used to always be everybody on their 3DSs. I miss Streetpasses and Miiverse, and Swapnote. I still get Streetpasses every now and then around town, but not often. But I still get Streetpasses at San Diego Comic Con, which is nice. But yeah, not nearly as many as I used to. Those were the days.
I loved taking my 2DS out and about in my bag and seeing that lovely, welcoming flashing green light when I got home.
Now I can only experience it by having my 2DS and New 3DS on at the same time 😐
I still carry mine around in the hope I can get some missing puzzle pieces. I got a hit last weekend on my trip to Horsham. First one in months 😂
I worked in Manhattan until the pandemic and was still carrying my 3DS with me every day. StreetPass hits had diminished to about one a month by then anyway, so this person didn't miss much.
Streetpass never made much of an impact on me personally, since I live in the countryside. So it was a feature I largely ignored.
Street pass was really fun, and I loved visiting NYC and getting 10 hits almost instantly, lol.
Yeah a bygone era now, unfortunately. I do wish the Switch had some sort of social function like that.
I still carry mine every day. I might a hit or two every six months, and it's like two ships passing in the night. I finished all the puzzles long ago and I just hope whoever I pass with is someone still trying to get those pink pieces. Going to the Zelda, FF Distant Worlds, and Video Games Live concerts were the best for getting those pieces, I couldn't chew through all the passes fast enough.
I hear ya. I did live in the country, but moved closer to a city, so that changed. But I certainly know the feeling.
With all railway stations in the Netherlands functioning as Nintendo zone access points with the street pass relay function enabled, I used to be able to get two full loads of streetpass on the way to work and two in the way back. Those were the days… loved racing the ghosts in Mario kart
Why do we see this headline? Just to suffer?
Man, that little green light was always a nice surprise; I used to get a ton of hits. I'm proud to say that I actually finished every puzzle.
Really wish Nintendo would bring the idea back someday on future hardware, that was such a cool idea.
I wish they just opened up Street pass to friend codes after the disbanded it. I loved Street Pass.
I LOVED (still do) Street Pass. I would take my 3DS to every comic con I would go to, and I almost completed the all the U.S. states and Canadian provinces, and I got a few counties from England, and even a few prefectures from Japan. If (when) they do a proper Switch Pro (or whatever the next console is) I hope they bring Street Pass back. Till then, I'll keep taking my 3ds with me hoping to get the rare random hit.
Oh Great, now i feel old...
Speaking personally, i lived more in a country like place, but at high school you can bet all the cool kids had 3DSs you could streetpass with. I recall one field trip into the big city my 3DS WOULD NOT STOP PICKING UP PEOPLE TO STREETPASS WITH. Seriously, i was on the bus back home, looked at streetpass, and i was still getting connections. Oh, 2013, whatever happened to you?
It sucks when this happens; you look over a piece of tech you used to love using and then slowly realize a good chunk of it is now unusable thanks to the fact that most of it needed some kind of now unavailable service. At least play coins still work, so we could still use those to play streetpass games with the option. Which is good, because i never did buy those extra games... Except wait, you can only get 10 coins a day right? Well then, A-shakin we will go...
StreetPass was a major highlight for my wife and I! It was fantastic because she worked at Walt Disney World in Florida and would get tons of Miis. She completed so many puzzles and her favorite "Street game" was the flower shop one. It had real "growth."
I enjoyed the SHMUP, Mii Quest, and the Mansion.
I really miss this
Loved the concept. Used to bring my switch to a games convention in my capital and got like 70 hits in the evening! Nice!
Does this basically make The World Ends With You impossible to 100% now? Some of the pins only evolve in certain ways properly with street pass hits, right?
😥I got into the 3DS far too late (Jan 2019) and regret not getting one sooner so I missed out on most of what it was about.
My home router is still set up as a homepass relay despite the discontinuation of the service.
My boyfriend and my Miis actually met before we did! When he pulled his 3DS out of his backpack after we had been seeing each other for a while I was like Woah, hold on... I dug up the list of Miis I had encountered and sure enough, it was him. It was pretty funny.
When I worked in NYC, my streetpass would max out a few times a day. It was incredible. I miss it......the street passing, not working in NYC
Back when I lived in Exeter, I never got ANY Streetpasses. If I took the bus, I might get a single one.
Then I moved to London and worked for a Nintendo magazine and I couldn't handle all the Streetpasses! Those were the glory days.
I only just got a 2DS in 2015. Doesn’t feel like that long ago. It was only a couple of years after launch but the excitement for streetpass had definitely worn down by then.
As an extremely late 3DS-family adopter (got a New Nintendo 2DS XL a year or two ago), I missed out on this aspect of the system entirely (as well as 3D, but that was deliberate). Too bad, seems fun. I still turn it on. And yes, to respond to a rhetorical question in the article, I do bring my 3DS (and my Switch and my also-recently acquired DS Lite) just about everywhere. Like Jethro Tull, I’m living in the past.
I'm just playing with my new 3ds XL last week, and it reminded me that I really mis the quirky fun Nintendo things. I really mis the streetpass and the the other great stupid stuff.
I grew up near Yellowstone national park, and whenever we were walking around the tourist attractions I’d get 10 passes easily. I got people from all over the world that way and it was very exciting. I really miss it
I used to take it when travelling. I didn't last week. And when I logged into the hotel Wi-Fi, I noticed it was "attwifi" — to which 3DS units automatically connected and stored Street Pass hits. I wondered if there were any residual Street Pass hits on there. I figure the answer is the same one that was found in NYC — that they are no longer around.
I took it to downtown Toronto twice in the past week and was disappointed with my zero hits. Funnily enough, I go to visit my grandma last month and end up Streetpassing with the neighbour.
Isn’t it an idea to add streetpass to the Nintendo mobile app? It’s quite useless app now but would be great to use as streetpass.
It was one of the most fun things about the 3DS. I loved it! Some of the StreetPass games were lots of fun, too.
I've been playing Metroid: Samus Returns in the UK and got a few hits. Never use the service though, but did notice it.
I still get multiple streetpass hits in my small English City each day, and floods of them at the Japanese convention I go to
I still carry my 3DS for the pedometer and play coins. I get maybe 1 streetpass every few months.
I loved streetpass, but it really was designed with Japan in mind. I would take it out simply for a walk around the neighborhood and fill up on hits. Walking through Akihabara was a bonanza of hits, stopping every 20 or 30 minutes to clear the lobby, standing on the street with everyone else doing the same thing. But the few times I took it took it to the US resulted in maybe 1 or 2 hits for the whole trip... Ah, I still miss the excitement of seeing who I'd met. Never did fill out the whole map of Japan, though...
It was a great feature. The games were okay, but I enjoyed the puzzles. I use to take it with me every day to work in London and get a bunch of hits, and remember having it as MCM Comic Con and at the Zelda concert and getting hundreds of Streetpasses continually having to clear the lobby.!
Depending on the game and how well it was utilised, Streetpass was hit or miss. But there was still something relatively exciting (or massively disappointing) about opening up your console again and seeing how many 3DS users you had passed without even knowing it. Secret nerds everywhere - I love it!
Another feature missing from Switch - along with themes and an actual Virtual Console - that are missed </3
Years ago I took mine to a Symphony of the Goddess concert. Easily over 100 hits
Puny mortals, bow before my glory. Living in Japan, the land where fax machines are still in widespread use, and where I still carry my 3DS with me wherever I go for some reason, I still get like... one hit every 3~4 weeks or so.
When I first started commuting I brought my 3DS with me. I got the 5am train and walked past carriages full of sleeping, middle-ages businessmen.
I got a bunch of hits with 'I'm playing Animal Crossing New Leaf!' on them. I felt less like a stranger after that.
Honestly surprised at 0 hits in NY. Used to get so many in even just my small town. Going traveling was so cool.
I carry my 3DS around with me all the time. I very rarely get hits anymore. I use my 3DS as a music player and to just kill time at restaurants and wherever. I remember I used to go out and always get at least one Streetpass and it was always exciting to go to crowded areas and see how many you could get. Also you could take it to school with you and try and figure out which student you were Streetpassing all the time. Looking back I think we all took the awesomeness of Streetpass for granted.
Oh wow, that's a little melancholy. I remember my first few months of commuting with my 3ds and getting just 1 streetpass (I got one day one and lived in Yorkshire) but then it started to pick up and as for trips to places like Paris and London, used to take regular Streetpass breaks to process them all. The highlight was getting Japanese tourists in the Louvre
The only time I've gotten consistent hits for the street pass outside the original release of the 3DS years back was during PAX East. I'd walk away with 50+ passes every year. But who knows the likelihood of that moving forward.
Thinking the same the other day. Such a shame. I loved streetpass so much. My favorite was Brain Age.
My opinion on StreetPass is "that was great, let's never do it again". I'm happy it's not on Switch (which is harder to hide in a purse than a 3DS).
I live in a rural area of the US and it was very rare for me to get passes. Most of mine came from McDonald's StreetPass Relay (where the restaurant's Wi-Fi would save the SP data for the last 10 3DS systems in the store). I ended up using the Honest Abe Exploit (lets you get Nintendo's special SpotPass characters multiple times) to complete the puzzles.
I love Streetpass. Remember getting so many hits at my cons I couldn't sort through all of them. They even had a meeting area like that. I wish we had something like that on Switch.
In those days, I had to keep shaking my 3ds to get coins in order to buy several repeated puzzle pieces because that was the only way I could complete the panels. StreetPass was a rare occasion.
I miss this "old" Nintendo so much, I used to take my 3DS to a mall during the weekend and usually get 2-3 hits. It was a great feature in an already great handheld.
I used to take my 3ds with me all the time but, as the street passes started to dry up, it just wasn’t worth the hassle. Still, loved that feature.
Back in the day I used to have a Toys R Us and McDonalds close by. I’d go by both of them pretty frequently and always got a lot of street passes and, luckily, the pink pieces. Ended up finishing all the puzzles and I love looking at them from time to time. Couldn’t imagine trying to do that now. Good times.
I remember the days of taking my 3DS to university and getting a dozen or so StreetPasses daily. I turned on my 3DS several months on a lark and left it at home. I got back and had one StreetPass waiting for me. Haven’t had a repeat since then...
this is when you know the 3ds is truly dead. pax west is coming soon. i wonder if anyone will carry their 3ds there?
Back in the day, getting all the StreetPasses walking around Tokyo, clearing them all on the train, and doing it all over again. Or heck, just hanging around the international terminal at the airport and raking all the StreetPasses from users from other countries.
I loved this. It was always such a great conversation starter too. U always got hits back in Lincoln in 2012. Good times.
My 3ds always goes on holidays with me. I do love the 3DS. Never used street pass though.
I made sure to carry my 3DS on the subway every day, and almost always got 10+ Streetpasses in a day, was fun to check. Also had a lot of fun with the Nintendo Video app watching 3D shorts offline on the train each morning...still wish Switch had that, though I don't carry it as much
Yeah, I’m weird, still carry around my 3DS 😆 If the Switch lite wasn’t such a beast..
Obviously no one’s 3DS is charged anymore. Just a world of dead 3DS batteries. Plug em in people! Lol
I have a feeling a wave of nostalgia will hit and it will all come back for a little bit. Oh yeah.. we’ll all be raking in the SP hits... just you wait lol
@xshinox, I would guess yes. I brought my 3ds to PAX East in early 2020 and got over 100
SreetPass is something I miss so much. I still frequently take my 3DS out with me, but I haven't gotten any random hits since MAGFest 2020 I think. Only a few from friends and family. Unfortunately it seems like cons will be the only way to get StreetPasses in the future, and in a few years it's likely you'll only get a handful at them.
One thing I realized that doesn't help is that I think (I could be wrong on this) that if you're StreetPass notifications are full, then people with available slots can't StreetPass you. Seeing as most 3DS owners these days have likely let their plazas and other games fill up and don't think to check them, even if you do pass someone else carrying a 3DS you likely won't StreetPass them.
Tbh, that is NO SURPRISE. Street pass was NEVER extremely popular at any point in 3ds consoles life.
To be honest this was my favourite feature of the 3DS. Between my already low street pass numbers drying up and the ending of retailer “buffering” I stopped carrying mine with me.
Never really got into StreetPass as I got into the 3DS way too late. But there are some magical things about the DS family of consoles (and those that preceded them) that are lacking on Switch.
Yeah, I hate those puzzles, last several years or more I lived in a normal-sized city, so it was somewhat a pain to get more than 2 people. Before that I lived in the middle of nowhere...
Now I live in a massive city and at this point no one cares and I haven't even touched my 3DS since...
I can't remember, why is it even still on...or plugged in? lol
My brother and I use to make it our weekly ritual to bring our two 3DS' and go eat out somewhere so we could get streetpass hits, good times. I really enjoyed having a reason to carry my 3DS with me wherever I went.
It was always like that for me. If the stars aligned just right I could get one hit at the local train station sometimes, and this isn't the smallest town in existence. A huge international event where I passed approximately 60.000 people got me a whole three hits.
New Yorkers should be ashamed of themselves. It's a sad day in New York when a person can walk the streets and get zero hits on their 3DS Streetpass.
Streetpass is an incredibly good feature, it was a big mistake not to incorporate it onto the Nintendo switch
My son and I LOVED using Streetpass at PAX WEST. I’d pick up at least a hundred. We compare to see who got the most random countries
The kinda fixed that later with the extended queue.
I've never had a 3DS, but my friends had, and SteetPass looked like an amazing feature. I really wish they'd bring it to Switch. But, you know, Nintendo.
Is there a way to do street passes at home?
This was the worst feature on the 3ds, which screwed many of us out of content that took up space on our system. I had to shake the system to get a few crappy puzzle pieces per day, but someone like myself who only bought the system for it's 3d got screwed out of having those beautiful 3d pictures behind having to find others who owned the system, which wasn't happening. I hate people. Yet at the same time the lazy crooks stopped putting the namesake feature on their 1st party games...& That's after i got screwed for buying it on launch for 33+% higher than ppl 3 months later.
Also, it was in a leftist run city w egregious lockdowns in the middle (debatable) of a pandemic. What did u expect?
I loved the street Pass feature especially when seeing all the places I would get people from. I wish the Switch had that feature.
I rarely got hits other than the StreetPass Relay ones like McDonald's and stuff. How well this feature worked was very dependent on your location, might be one reason the Switch doesn't have something like it.
I do miss Streetpass....
...but not as much as I miss the Miiverse.
StreetPass is one of the features that makes the 3DS the best Nintendo console in the last 20 years - and another thing that the Switch is sorely lacking.
During early July 2021, I got maybe twenty Street Pass connections while at Anime Midwest (just outside Chicago).
@KateGray when I lived in Rio it was an easy 10+ pass everyday when taking the subway. It was like that up until 2017~. People also met within shopping centers during weekends to play together and get hits
I remember bringing Dragon Quest IX in Tag Mode to the uni and having a similar outcome.
I still carry my 3ds with me everywhere, hoping for some.
But mostly, I just get steps for the step counter.
I never had much luck with streetpass outside comicon and other events. Kinda goes with living in the middle of nowhere.
I bought a 3DS shortly after launched and took it with me everywhere until the Switch came out. I lived that entire 2011-2017 period between Dallas and Atlanta, USA - two large metropolitan areas - and I hardly ever got StreetPass hits. In fact, the only times I did were on a couple of trips to New York, and at various gaming / anime conventions.
I did manage to brute-force completion of all the puzzles by "buying" missing pieces via the coins accumulated through the 3DS pedometer, but it took YEARS because purchased pieces were chosen at random, and more often than not were pieces I already had.
I aggressively tried to 100% all of the StreetPass games. I did OK. I liked most of them, except Flower Town, which was one of the worst products on the system.
Anyway, I loved and hated StreetPass and I don't really miss it.
Nintendo should make Streetpass for Switch as an accessory people can carry when going outside their house where people can also add new Switch friend codes on the go and maybe even combine it with a free Switch app that keeps log of all your steps you've taken throughout the days and turn it into a game of some sort were you have to accumulate steps in order to progress in the game along with being able to share your registered Mii and bringing back or making new Streetpass games like in the 3DS with new puzzles and such, and maybe even bring back Spotpass too. I think that would be a really cool idea in my opinion. 😃
I used to average 100 Streetpass hits a day in New York for years, but I haven't gotten a hit anywhere since 2019. I loved Streetpass, one of the best features of the system.
I recently went back into my Streetpass collection looking for Miis to use in Miitopia. If I couldn't import the Mii directly, I'd recreate it as best as I could.
My last time in Japan in November 2017, I barely got any, so no surprise it's quiet in NYC or anywhere else these days. Previous visits in Japan I'd get 10 hits just walking through a major station. While on the train, I'd clear them, get a few more, clear them, walk through the station and to wherever I was going, get another 10, and so on. It was crazy. That November 2017 visit, it wasn't long until I just checked the 3DS at the end of the day or perhaps during lunch too. Even in Tokyo. While in Hiroshima, I might have only got 4 for an entire day on one day.
I remain disappointed I never got all of the approx 50 Japanese regions - missing about 3 - mostly on the west coast. That's over 3 trips - 2014, 2015 and 2017. The most obscure country I got was Suriname, ironically walking to my local shops from my suburban home in Melbourne, Australia. I went to USA in 2014 and 2015 and got about 40 states, about half of Canada's provinces, and several South American and European countries.
In Europe (in 2014), I'd say Stockholm was the most prolific. In the station or the airport, I racked up plenty. I think it was school holidays as well. The most interesting experience was in my Philadelphia hotel where the system would rack up a plethora of hits just sitting in the hotel room. There must have been one of those Nintendo hot-spots nearby.
Street Pass was a great time, and I think it should remain a great time. Eventually the games became more a chore than a fun exercise, especially after you beat them all (except the silly Zombie game) a few times.
My state was always pretty sparse for StreetPass. I would take my DS to the special McDonalds hot spots just to score a few puzzle pieces. Ended up with a full set, saved Mii a few times over. Got pretty far in that slot car game. Aced most of the others.
The idea might been a good for big cities but when it came to small towns it was a big failure.
Just goes to show, Nintendo used to have such a big personality. Now everything is so sterile and normal, nothing's weird or innovative anymore. Nothing that stands out. Idk
I am somewhat late to the 3DS craze let alone to the DS as now I FINALLY have all the games the 3DS and DS put out and can FINALLY play them all no problem.
Ohhh the glory days of Miiverse. What a great service.
I still carry some of my 3ds consoles for the steps to buy coins and of curse just in case to hit one and only streetpass and feel again all this excitement. Every time I hit(very rare) I feel like it's a last time but you never know the future That's why I still carry the handheld!
I loved StreetPass! I used to be able to get 40-60 hits a day with my commute to and from work. I would have loved to see it return for the Switch.
My son kidnapped mine and even thou he never left the house without it, never has a hit. Which reminds me that due to him claiming mine as his and that spot of dead pixels on the screen I need to buy a new one but buy, are those 3DS still expensive for a console that old.
Ooh yeah. I brought mine to a Comic-Con I was working at thinking I’d have at least 10 hits but I ended up with none. It’s just how it is nowadays.
Street pass was such a magical feature. I didn't even get to take advantage of it living in an empty, rural area. But I still had fun even playing with play coins, the 3ds in general had the best built-in software for a Nintendo device
@Sev_07 LOL lucky.
I always liked the idea of StreetPass, but even at the peak of the 3DS, I was lucky to get three hits a week despite living in a large college town and carrying my 3DS everywhere. I never really understood why. Completing the StreetPass games became easier once my wife and I bought a 3DS for each of our three kids, so we were always guaranteed multiple StreetPass hits a day from each other.
I agree with the comments up-thread that between StreetPass, SpotPass, and MiiVerse, the 3DS really felt like a community of players, able to passively and actively interact. The Switch does feel rather sterile in that regard. Even though the marketing tries to sell it as something people will sit down and play together, it is largely a solo experience just like any other console.
There used to be this really cool little game on the DS called Treasure World, which was a bit of a collect 'em up (not much gameplay to be had to be honest). It had this really cool mechanic though where essentially it spent its time looking for wi-fi signals, and for each connection it found you'd get stuff. Would be quite a fun mechanic to bring back now and incorporate into something a little more substantial!
It's not 2012 anymore, what did they expect? It wasn't even good back when it was popular.
I always tool my 3DS to Gamescom Germany. Was there for 4 to 5 days. Amazing days even big names of Nintendo connected to my 3ds
@gaga64 Ha! I got a hit when I took my eldest to her swimming lesson a few weeks ago... Small world?!
I still play plenty of 3DS, but my phone with Citra has taken the place of my physical consoles. The 3DS just doesn't have enough battery life to justify carrying around, especially when it drains so fast even when in sleep mode. Plus, the 4x upscaling on games makes them look insanely good.
@MS7000 - That sucks, I barely* got to complete mine.
TBH, one of the biggest surprises I got when I moved to FL from Puerto Rico, was that there were no Streetpass users! I moved in July 2018. I used to get multiple Streetpass hits every day when I lived in PR. No more hits after moving. Seems it wasn't that big, at least in FL.
I also took my 3DS to a job interview in DC back in 2017. No Streetpass hits either.
I brought my 3ds out the other day and got a hit, I geuss it was rarer than I thought.
I used to ride a train to work for about 2 years. Brought my 3ds every day. i have thousands and thousands of hits. I miss it alot
@Krull 😳 that’s a heckuva coincidence... Gonna make sure to take the 3DS swimming each week now.
Will some of the streetpass games were fun and Streetpass itself was kinda cool at the time. When I'm playing video games it's to relax and relieve stress and enjoy a story. So the last thing I want to have to do in order to play a game is go drive around town. So no thank you.
I still use it! If there's anyone around, I'll be trying my best to take my 2DS out with me to help others out with their hits, and enhance my game experiences. I so wish more people were using it though. I have got a couple of hits when in school.
Sorry I didn't post this earlier, but there is a trick. If your household has more than one 2DS or 3DS, if you constantly change the StreetPass Mii that you are using, and on the other 2DS or 3DS as well, you will receive new and different characters even though it's actually the same person. My sister and I are constantly using this trick with each other to get our hits up. Try it with your siblings if you have them and they have the same device as you!
I have not used steetpass before, I dont think i would find anyone with their nintendo 3ds on sleep mode while on the street's.
It's 2022 and I'm in the process of buying ten 2ds/3ds consoles to complete these games!
We should all get together and meet up to use streetpass and play on the 3ds!
@DaruniaJones1988 you dont HAVE to, its just a cool feature. also, who drives to use streetpass??????
@HoldMyLimez Not all cities and towns have places where tons of people walk around. Except maybe, Walmart or your local grocery store. Including where I live and where I lived at the time streetpass was everywhere. In those places you're only hope to get any results was to drive to a place like say, McDonalds, that had streetpass hotspots (or whatever they were called) to get Miis of people who were there that day.
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