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Nintendo Plans 3DS Updates for December 8

Nintendo was scheduled to introduce a 3DS update at the end of November, which would have introduced 3D video recording and a few more features to the dual-display handheld gaming console. However, the update is now planned for December 8th.

As per an official statement by Nintendo, it is in the "final stages of internal testing" is causing the delay.

The new updates will provide the capability to utilise the 3DS twin camera array to record video. This new software will also permit 3DS units to establish communication with each other in addition to transferring downloaded data and software.

Brand new gaming contents in the StreetPass Mii Plaza with additional Find Mii II along with other things, as reported (opens in new tab) by Slash Gear are included in the updates.

Last year, the company announced that through this new firmware, Nintendo was trying to encourage sales of 3DS. However, the most effective way to encourage people is to drastically reduce the cost. Nintendo is currently facing stiff competition from casual gaming on iOS and Android devices.

Hopefully, the new updates will provide Nintendo an edge over other gaming consoles and secure its market position. Microsoft's latest version of Xbox is also on its way, however, which will definitely shake up the marketplace.