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More StreetPass features coming to 3DS in 2013

Nintendo want to encourage fans to go out with thir 3DS consoles

More StreetPass features will be made available for 3DS owners this year. That's the word from Nintendo President Satoru Iwata who hopes that the new additions will encourage users to take their handheld consoles outside.

Iwata admitted that while StreetPass has been successful in Japan and in cities accross Europe, it could do better in the US.

He said: "When it comes to StreetPass, users in the automobile-dominated U.S. do not use it as much as Japanese users do. In contrast, it has gradually become popular in the metropolitan areas of European countries.

"This year we plan to add some StreetPass-related features to the Nintendo 3DS in order to encourage more people to go out with their Nintendo 3DS, and make StreetPass and SpotPass more popular overseas."

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The last major StreetPass update was in December 2011 when Nintendo added StreetPass Quest 2, accomplishments and many more puzzle panels. Although we have received more puzzle panels since then, there haven't been any big new features.

So who wants StreetPass Quest 3?

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