As revealed earlier this month, some of the more integral aspects to the 3DS' online experience - such as the eShop and built-in browser - will arrive post-launch. In a recent financial results briefing, company president Satoru Iwata gave a timeframe for the eventual rollout: May.
In late May, nearly two months after the initial launch, Nintendo plans on deploying a sizable firmware update that will add the digital shop functionality, along with the ability to browse the web and transfer purchased DSiWare titles to the new system.
Why the delay? Nintendo is spending extra time to get it right, pointing to the faults it made with the Wii and DSi shop channels[...]
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