3DS eShop, DSiWare transfers may not come until May

According to rumored details out of a Japanese investor meeting, the eShop, web browser, and DSiWare transfer capabilities of the Nintendo 3D won’t be available until May.

At Nintendo’s 3DS event in New York City last week, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime was cagey about the capabilities, only saying that they’d be available as downloads after the 3DS was purchased. Now it seems that could be upwards of two months; the 3DS hits North American retailer shelves on March 27.

The eStore not only brings with it a complete overhaul of how titles are downloaded to a handheld, but Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, along with other 3DS-specific apps. I played Super Mario Land on a 3DS last week, and in case you’re wondering, it comes with no 3D upgrades or anything like that. It’s just Super Mario Land… on the 3DS.

Nintendo of America has yet to comment on the matter, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Rumor: Nintendo 3DS Gets eShop, Browser And DSiWare Transfer in May [Kotaku]

Nick Chester