Do the 3DS games have firmware updates?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Josephvb10, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Josephvb10

    Josephvb10 I like Pokémon

    Aug 26, 2009
    Costa Rica
    I just whant to know if any 3DS game (relased so far) has included a firmware update
  2. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Well, someone here said aparantly the newer games do have updates.

    I cannot confirm, neither do I have any source though.
  3. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    Pretty sure it was confirmed on that they can have updates, not sure if any have had yet. (neimod looked at some cart dumps and saw that there was a place for an update partition or something like that)
  4. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    I'm extremely curious about SpotPass though.

    Imagine if flashcarts are really made (3DS ones)... Devs can make use of spotpass to update their games so that it won't work on the cart. Maybe? I don't know... Just a speculation.
  5. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    umm if the BIG update is comming like less than 48 hours i would have to say , no there are no current games that have firmware updates , prob in future there will be games that will require you to update to current firmware to be able to play online, such as Black ops for wii will require you to update(the update only changes how the game works not the firmware of the system)
  6. FrozenIndignation

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    Supposedly Zelda OOT 3D is meant to have a firmware update.
    Since the game is not officially out yet, consider it a rumor for now.
  7. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I can confirm that they can do; I bought Steel Diver a couple of days after getting my 3DS and it needed an update to run.
    (I was away from any internet connection to update it myself at the time.)
  8. koji2009

    koji2009 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 13, 2009
    United States
    Requiring an update is not the same as having the update on the game itself. Almost certainly the update will be available on newer game carts, there is no reason NOT to (unless their is a serious space constraint for certain games)
  9. lex luthor

    lex luthor GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    United States
  10. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 11, 2009
    What if people don't have a wi-fi access point or internet? Then they can't play the game?
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