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2017 National StreetPass Weekend – Spring Edition

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Jason Nason

Spring is finally here and so is another Nintnedo National StreetPass Weekend!

From April 13th – 16th, collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location with your Nintendo 3DS. I’ll admit that these national StreetPass weekends excited me more when McDonald’s was a national partner and there was a Nintendo Zone near me. The only real partner in Canada is Best Buy, which unfortunately are few and far between. There are 19 McDonalds in my city while there are just 2 Best Buy stores.

Regardless two of Nintendo’s 3DS games have some special things coming this month both in the Nintendo Zone as well as otherwise.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo has special in-game furniture and items when you visit a Nintendo Zone location. In addition, you can get one item from Nintendo by in-game mail via the SpotPass. Get these special pieces and add these spring-themed pieces to your room:

  • Cherry-blossom clock (4/1-4/15) in Nintendo Zone
  • Taurus bathtub (4/16-4/30) in Nintendo Zone
  • Lotus pond (from Post Office)

Pokémon Shuffle – You can use the StreetPass feature to share game stats with others—and see their stats in return. You can also earn one heart per five StreetPass occasions. Pokémon Shuffle is also giving away a special in-game gift every day for those who check-in until the promotion ends on 4/18!


No Miiverse or StreetPass for Nintendo Switch

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Jason Nason

If you’ve had a Nintendo 3DS in your pocket for the last several years you’ve gotten used to the idea of StreetPass, as well as Nintendo’s own social network Miiverse for the Wii U and 3DS. Though it looks like neither of those features will be in the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations, confirmed this information during an interview with GamesBeat on Friday at the Switch event in New York City.

“I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch,” Young stated in the interview.

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Nintendo holding StreetPass Week for E3

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Jason Nason

It’s been a while since I’ve been excited for a national StreetPass weekend. Ever since McDonald’s dropped off as a Nintendo Zone location it’s been next to impossible to participate. The only Nintendo Zone locations left in Canada are Best Buy stores, which are pretty scarce.

But regardless, from June 10th thru June 19 Nintendo has another national StreetPass event going on for E3. Bring your Nintendo 3DS system to a Nintendo Zone location to collect up to six StreetPass tags from around North America!

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National StreetPass Weekend Coming Easter Weekend

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Jason Nason

Swing into spring with your Nintendo 3DS! Coming up this weekend, from March 25th – 27th, collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location.

And of course you’ll get new visitors to help fill up your locations map and help you in the minigames in StreetPass Mii Plaza. Also, if you’re collecting pieces in StreetPass Puzzle Swap, there’s a new FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS panel on the way.

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National Streetpass Weekend Starts a Day Early

Posted on December 13, 2013 by Jason Nason

If you have a Nintendo 3DS you likely already know what StreetPass is, but here’s a brief explanation. Basically if you carry your Nintendo 3DS around with you, either active or in sleep mode, you can receive Mii information as well as game data from others around you who are doing the same thing. If you both share the same title installed on your system you will automatically share data, special items and more.

But you have to have StreetPass enabled. Nintendo has a little explanation no how to do that on their website. Trust me; it’s simple.

At Nintendo Zone locations around Canada (mostly McDonald’s, Future Shops and Best Buys) you can also collect Miis and other data. Recently Nintendo added a delay feature to Nintendo Zones so that the last person who visited a location would pop up on your system and your Mii would pop up on the next person’s system. Now with this new special weekend event you could get a Mii visitor from another region of the world.

Check into a Nintendo Zone location in the U.S. or Canada on December 14 and 15 (it was announced that via Miiverse that Nintendo bumped the start to today!), you’ll be able to StreetPass with people from around the country. Up until now I have Miis from Canada (and one special Nintendo Mii from Japan), but I could possibly now get up to six Miis at once from multiple regions!

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Mii Plaza on 3DS Receives Update and Games

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Jason Nason

North American users of the Nintendo 3DS got a surprise on Friday morning with the update for Mii Plaza arriving on their systems.

After a brief system update, followed by the update within Mii Plaza itself, the plaza has been expanded and four new games have been introduced. Each of the four games can be purchased using funds from your eShop funds. The games are now available for purchase from within the application at $4.99 apiece, or $14.99 for all four.

All of the games are now within their own section of the Mii Plaza, which now allows for touch screen controls on the bottom screen.Read More


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