My Nintendo 3DS has sat alone and untouched for over three weeks now. The initial appeal of Pilotwings Resort and Street Fighter 4 has long been exhausted. With the next big release, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, not out until late June, I was really hanging my hopes on the e-Shop and Internet Browser firmware update scheduled for May.
Alas, that’s also been pushed back. Not by too much, however. Nintendo has announced that from June 6th in North America and June 7th in Japan and Europe, 3DS owners will finally be able to buy classic games at the e-Shop and use the internet browser for ten minutes before getting tired of the smallass screen and going back on the PC.
That’s a small delay – the update was always scheduled for the end of May, anyway, so we’re waiting about an extra week. Any delay for a feature that should have been ready on launch day isn’t good, but it’s coming at last.