Nintendo's giving the 3DS a new lease of life ahead of Christmas with an update that adds the Miiverse social app and links the 3DS and Wii U eShops.
According to Nintendo, the Miiverse experience will be available on other platforms and will include a host of social features.
Nintendo's Miiverse will deliver full-fledged social features and you'll be able to join from your 3DS, PC, or mobile device.
Nintendo took to the stage at E3 in LA to show off new controllers and a social network for its Wii U console.
President Reggie Fils-Aime breaks from his usual no-mobile shtick and shares with CNET how Nintendo uses smartphones and tablets to build buzz.
The company was only able to sell a little over 1 million software units during the same period.
Nintendo plans to give the Wii U a much-needed shot in the arm with a handful of newly announced software.
Will shorter load times and faster performance be delivered as promised?
The company's new console could only muster 3.5 million unit sales worldwide last fiscal year, cutting Nintendo's profit to be half of what it had expected.
After a fallow post-launch period, new games and remakes are coming to the Nintendo's new console.