New 3DS System Update Rolls Out Themes

Posted by at 11:38 am on October 7, 2014

3ds-themesNintendo has begun rolling out a new update for the 3DS that, among other improvements, introduces new themes to the handheld.

The downloadable themes give the 3DS a visual overhaul by adding new wallpapers and background images, as well as custom icons folders, music, and sound effects.

Firmware version 9.0.0-20U adds five pre-installed theme designs for the operating system, with more available to purchase via the eShop. In Japan, more than 40 themes are available to buy, of which you can browse in the images below.

Prices in Japan start at 100 Yen, which equates to about $0.90 (£0.60), but do not sell for any more than 200 Yen. In the UK, these themes are sold for £1.79 each. US prices were unavailable at the time of this report.

As well as adding theme support, the update also makes the following additions:

  • Users can now capture screenshots of their Home Menu.
  • On the Nintendo 3DS eShop, the Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information.
  • Further improvements to overall system stability.

Nintendo’s new themes are available for both the 3DS and 3DS XL, and will also be compatible with the New Nintendo 3DS–the latest handheld version from Nintendo, featuring customizable back plates, as well as a second analogue stick, and NFC technology.

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