Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS (collectively referred to as Nintendo 3DS) are portable gaming consoles. Users can create a digital character (known as a Mii) to represent themselves when playing games on the 3DS. Nintendo 3DS can also be used to go online, play games against other people and purchase games.
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Anyone can use Nintendo 3DS. The 3D feature of Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL is recommended for people aged 7 and older. The use of 3D mode can be restricted by the Parental Controls feature.
Nintendo 3DS has Parental Controls settings that allow you to limit access to certain services and content that you may deem unsuitable for minors. You can:
To access the Parental Controls, you can:
You can find more information on Nintendo 3DS parental controls at Nintendo's Parents page.
Nintendo 3DS systems include a Nintendo 3DS Internet Browser. Nintendo 3DS owners can access the internet on their system wherever there is wireless internet access. Parents are advised that if they wish to restrict their child's access to the internet via a Nintendo 3DS they can use the Internet Browser restriction in the Parental ControlsSettings by following the instructions provided above.
The StreetPass feature allows you to exchange and share game data with other Nintendo 3DS users. When using StreetPass Mii Plaza, other users may send you a Mii character that you find inappropriate. The Nintendo 3DS allows you to delete this Mii and block further Mii characters from that user. To block a user, you can:
Right: an example of Nintendo's StreetPass Mii Plaza.
More information on Street Pass is available at Nintendo's Parents page.
Miiverse is Nintendo's online gaming community that lets players use their personalised Mii characters to share experiences, discuss games, post community messages, and discover new content. Players who enter Miiverse will see games, applications or entertainment content of interest to them or their friends.
More information about Miiverse is available at the Miiverse page on this website.
If you see content that presents a credible risk to your or another's safety, please contact the Australian Police by phoning 000. If contacted by the Police or other law enforcement agency, Nintendo will work with them directly on their investigation.
If you want to speak with someone about cyberbullying you can contact Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, or at the Kids Helpline website.
Once purchased, the Nintendo 3DS is free to use. You can use the online service for Nintendo 3DS at no charge. However, a wireless access point and broadband internet connection are required and internet usage charges may apply. Please consult with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
For a fee, you can download games and applications through Nintendo's e-Shop. More information is available at nintendo3ds.com.au.