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Happy Birthday to the 3DS!

Happy Birthday to the 3DS!

by Greg DabkeyMarch 27, 2012

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).

Happy Birthday to the

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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 nearly every Nintendo home and portable console. 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. Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing news with readers.
  • Chalgyr
    March 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    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.

  • March 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    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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