Some of the new features coming to the 3DS are access to the Home Menu similar to that of the Wii with a couple of other goodies. With this you can quickly display the Home Menu to access your Game Notes, Friend List, notifications and Internet browser by pausing the game. You will be able to execute these functions by suspending a game, but without quitting it.

If you have not read up on the previous post about the Friends List and Internet browser, please do so. For information about Game Notes and notifications, please look after the jump.

Game Notes

Game Notes is a handy application that will help those that like to write things down to refer to at a later date. I know that if I set my game down whether it is a Zelda or Pokemon game, I sometimes forget where I was in the game and what to do next. I would usually write it down somewhere but may misplace my note.  With this feature, you can save your notes on the SD card of the 3DS.

Game Notes enables you to write and draw notes on the lower screen while you are viewing a game on the upper screen.  You can have the upper screen display a resized screenshot of both screens, or switch between screenshots of the upper and lower screens.  Your notes can be saved to an SD card.


If you look at the image on the left, you will see green spots circled in red. These green spots (minus the red circles, of course) are the markings for notifications. Next to the right side of the folding piece, there is an LED light that will light up certain colors for certain types of messages. The LED will blink orange when someone on your Friend List pops online and green if a message is received in sleep mode.

When your Nintendo 3DS receives a message in sleep mode, the Notification LED lights up in green. On the HOME Menu, the Notifications icon will change when you receive a message. Furthermore, when new information arrives for a certain software, a mark will be added to notify you of the arrival of the information, just like this.

Source: Nintendo’s Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing
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  • We can even put music on it?!

    *Throws iTouch out the window and makes money plans for 3DS.*

    • QueenxLink

      Haha! Who needs iPods when you have a 3DS/DSi!?

    • Primus

      dont destroy your iTouch, sell it to some PSP fan

      • x4dennis24

        you can put music on the psp

  • I.E.M.R. Dawg


    • Bill

      Hi. I'm knew and gullible, but lucky. Did I win a contest or nothing?

      • Erimgotsomething4u

        Yoooou.. SURE DID!!!

        -All you gotta do is click my name in the erim post below to claim your prize!!!!

        • I don't want your malware crap, you decadent ****ing ****ty son of a *****ing spider monkey that dishes out your **** to every pimp and prossy you cross on the ****ing street, you *******! *******! That post was mine!

          Zelda For The Win, over whatever series you dick up!

          • UR the only dumb ****** anywhere! You are so full of ********, you wipe it all on your *** and then corndog yourself and teabag your ****ing shadow because you trip over it everywhere you go! You're filthy faggot filching from your parents in their basement. And when they have guests over, you have to hide there 'cause they're too ashamed and embarrassed of you still pilfering every copper you can lay your hands on. You FAIL AT LIFE SO BADLY! OMG! LMFAO at you makes me not feel so disgusted at you anymore. You FRIGATE FAILURE! AH HAHAHAHAHA!

  • Hylian Phoenix

    Wow, that's awesome!
    Also, another new OoT 3DS pic!!!
    It's getting a lot pf features that implemented into new home consoles, except this is portable!! 😀

  • -drops dead-

    Can somebody revive me? I think I just died from overexposure to awesomeness.

    • Banooru

      Heh heh… kung fu panda.

  • *C'mon*.. click on my name to go to a place where CoDfish game viruses and all other sorts of malware abound.

    Zelda For The Win!

    • Walweegee

      Are you advertising? cause if you are your not doing a good job to attract people

      • No, I was acting Erimfag 'cause he must be a CoDfish vet who hates on Zelda fans 'cause he can't stand our series being better than his. I hope that summed it up.

        • Shutup, Erimgay

          lol, He thinks there's a conflict or something between zelda and CoD gamers! WTF!!?!?!!
          If I liked sh!tty shooters like CoD, I'd just get an Xbox, if I liked rpg's, I'd just get an Xbox.. LOL, XCOX ROX YOUR SOX!!!!
          ps- I don't even have an xcox, so don't EVEN start..

          • "nuh-nuh he, tinks dere's a confwict er nothin' between Zelda an' CoDfish gamers, nuh-nuh…"

            There is NEVER an "or something" in a sentence; it's just superfluous, like your presence on Earth.

            Angry 'cause you got owned?

            Of course you don't have an xcox, you ****ing *******! You don't have any **** at all! You just suck on your **** when you have to go take a crap out back, 'cause no girl is stupid enough to fall for you, not even your own ***** of a mother, who taught you this ****ing sluttony gluttony! Anything else to add now, gaywad? XP

  • ErimgottatellUdis


  • Alessandra

    Is it me or do the Deku Shrubs look alittle meaner now? They certainly look different from the N64 counterpart.

    • Paffe

      They do, in fact, send shivers down my spine…

  • Google Says

    That's just pure WIN!

  • Wolfen

    Bill: wow, arent you a great guy. I’m sure people love conversing with you when you’re not insulting them in order to make yourself feel better.

    Honestly, is your self confidence really that low?

  • Walweegee

    the game notes sure will be helpful and the menu looks pretty neat, nintendo is doing a nice job

  • Dyna

    I just really want to wait for the zelda limited edition 3ds that is bound to come out. But the temptation…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • mario_master

    wow people calm down. let people have their own opinion on things and have a console war on a different site.

  • wanderer

    Epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *faints*

  • Deku Scrub

    you should make a zelda universe friend that we can communicate on the 3ds with!!!

  • james braselton

    hi there wow can not wait for the blue led notification means update on soft ware soo keep a close eye on for the blue notification update be the e-shop browser and lot more stuff too

  • james braselton

    hi there wow can not wait for the blue led notification means update on soft ware soo keep a close eye on for the blue notification update be the e-shop browser and lot more stuff too oh ipod touch has my3d hasbro you have a dock and look thrugh goggles too for $35 from target the product is from hasbro my3d soo i am up too 4 3d things going 3d all the way