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.
Nintendo's Miiverse will deliver full-fledged social features and you'll be able to join from your 3DS, PC, or mobile device.
According to Nintendo, the Miiverse experience will be available on other platforms and will include a host of social features.
Nintendo took to the stage at E3 in LA to show off new controllers and a social network for its Wii U console.
Will shorter load times and faster performance be delivered as promised?
Nintendo shows off a huge number of Wii U games, but still leaves us in the dark on some basic details.
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.
PlayStation games are coming to HTC handsets, thanks to Sony opening up PlayStation Mobile -- previously called PlayStation Suite.
The new tablet controller, which features a 6.2-inch touch-sensitive screen, sports an NFC reader and can be used as a TV remote.
The Wii U's TVii service, which lets you watch telly on your console, won't be up and running at launch, according to Nintendo.