Happy Birthday to the 3DS!

The Nintendo 3DS has been out a full year now (today, in North America!).  Some of the major changes have included:

  • Launch of the eShop
  • Price drop ($250 down to current $170)
  • System updates for Street Pass, addition of video recording
  • Swapnote
  • Launching of major software (Super Mario 3D Land, Mariokart 7, Kid Icarus Uprising, among numerous other great 1st and 3rd party titles)
  • Available in Aqua Blue, Cosmo Black, Flame Red and Pearl Pink

There are plenty other highlights over the past year.

As Nintendo of America celebrates it’s 1st birthday, a gift to each owner:  A Reggie Mii!  If you connect to the internet (like to the eShop) then return to the main menu, you should get a spot pass notification for the Streetpass Plaza.  Upon opening, you will see the Reggie Mii who will add a special Mii accomplishment, ANY puzzle piece of your choice (from any of the available panels), and he will be a level 5 fighter in Find Mii 1 (or 2).

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About the author:

Greg’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.

Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.

Greg – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • Chalgyr

    I even have the aqua one you showed.  I didn’t grab the 3DS right when it came out – but my wife snagged it for me for Christmas.  Luckily I didn’t have to suffer through some of the growing pains or the higher price point, but I have been very happy with my little system there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Markavich Mark Anthony Williams II

    Happy Birthday 3DS! I got my Flame Red one for Christmas along with Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7. I can’t wait for Mario Tennis Open : )

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