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Nintendo Announces Free Wi-Fi Access to 3DS Users Across UK

Console giant Nintendo has teamed up with The Cloud with the view of allowing the users of its 3DS handheld consoles free Internet access via 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots all across the UK.

Starting from today, the owners of the handheld console will see their devices connecting to the Web automatically whenever within the range of The Cloud’s hotspots.

The hotspots, which can make their presence felt even in pubs, restaurants, leisure facilities as well as in mainline stations, no doubt, will play a big role in beefing up the sales of the 3DS handheld - at least that’s what industry experts are predicting.

Users can take advantage of the offering by installing the Nintendo 3DS internet browser. The 3DS browser can be obtained by simply applying a manual update to the system settings in the device.

"Nintendo 3DS continues to evolve and add new features all the time. The Cloud partnership represents another exciting step that will continue to expand its appeal and encourage owners to take their Nintendo 3DS systems with them wherever they go, offering different and unique experiences everyday," Dawn Paine, Marketing Director at Nintendo UK explained, PC Advisor reports.

This move by Nintendo follows the recent price cuts it had announced for the 3DS console and which in turn infuriated existing console owners.