It is time to dust off those 3DS consoles for those like myself who have focused on other things or even the original DS itself because a new system update is now avaliable.

This will bring the 3DS to update version 7.2.0-17.

This is not a very big update that primarily focuses on the parental control system on the console including a few additional features. Through the update you will be able to register an Email address with the parental controls that will send you your Pin code in case you forget it.

On another note the update also improves the stability of the console and the overall usability.

Here are the full notes on the new update:

Version 7.2.0-17U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements: Added new Parental Control features: Parents can now register an e-mail address within Parental Controls Parents that have registered an e-mail can send themselves instructions on unlocking Parental Controls if they have forgotten their Parental Controls PIN Improved system stability and usability: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

As I have said it does not do much, but for families it is a good update in allowing better control over what kids play without letting them get into anything they shouldn’t and without worrying about forgetting the code so you restrict what the adults can do.

Source: Nintendo Everything