The lights are on
Whether you prefer the Streetpass-infused goodness of the 3DS or the beautiful screen of the PlayStation Vita (or both), there is new firmware for you available now. Both add neat features that will make using the devices that much more enjoyable.
The 3DS gets StreetPass Relay functionalityWe reported not long ago about an enhanced way for 3DS users to earn more StreetPass tags. The relay functionality uses Nintendo Zone locations to gather the data of the last person who passed by. For those in less populated areas, this is a great way to earn more puzzle pieces, build an army for Warrior's Way, and save the galaxy in Mii Force.
The Vita gets a number of usability featuresThe 2.60 firmware upgrade for the PlayStation Vita includes a number of enhancements, but none is more important that increased functionality for the PS button. Now, pressing and holding it brings up a menu for altering system-level features. Airplane mode, WiFi, mobile network settings, Bluetooth and more are now more easily accessible.
Additionally, when using a PSP or PlayStation 1 game, the menu is brought up by pressing and holding the PS button. The home screen can now be altered with the physical controls, and trophies are now subject to privacy settings that can limit who can view them.
Our TakeOne of the greatest things about contemporary consoles (handheld and living room) is the ability for platform holders to upgrade the functions. As a (happy) owner of both a 3DS and a Vita, I am looking forward to both of these firmware enhancements.
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I actually love both of those updates! ^_^
That's a pretty cool feature for the Vita. Being able to pull up WiFi much more easily now will really come in handy, at least for me it will.
Now I need to download two updates when I get home. lol
But these both seem nice.
These are some pretty good new updates for the two handhelds. I'm really excited to try out the streetpass relays for the Nintendo 3DS. I get a decent amount of streetpasses, but this will just make things easier for me and more fun in the Streetpass Mii Plaza.
Just downloaded it for my 3DS. Yay!
I luv the 3DS AND VITA!!!!!
The street pass replay is awesome, I've already used it.
This will likely help my street pass number (at roughly 200 in one year). Be curious to see if there is a listing of these relays spots in my area.
Eh i wish you could just get on the internet to streetpass.
I really like the Vita update as I felt the settings should be a little easier to manage instead of the current setup (go into settings, then another sub-menu opens up). In other words, single button access is nice.
I also dig that the Nintendo Zone app is being expanded upon. I never felt like it did much, so the additional street passes will be nice.
Seeing that the 3DS is using a relay setup I wonder how that will work with the Best Buy employees who have the StreetPass on?
YOU FORGOT AA ON THE VITA BUBBLES!!!
THAT'S A F***ING MEGATON.