3DS system update now available

The latest 3DS system update has just gone live for downloading in North America. The quickest and easiest way to obtain it is to simply log onto the eShop, where you’ll be instantly prompted to start the download.

Two upgrades become immediately noticeable. Tapping on blank Home screen squares now brings up an option to create folders. Finally! You’ll also notice a slightly jazzier eShop interface (emphasis on slightly).

The biggest change, of course, is the one we can’t see: with this update, Nintendo is now able to provide game patches, with the much-needed Mario Kart 7 shortcut fix coming in May. Can’t wait for that one!