When the Nintendo 3DS came out everyone carried it around with them hoping to StreetPass with everyone and complete puzzles and the Quest. Now it happens less frequently as most people have a collection of puzzles completed and have finished the quest many times over.
That’s all set to change later this year though with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announcing at an investors meeting today that there’s new features the way. “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.”
He also hopes that these new features will help StreetPass be used more in the US. “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”
The last update to StreetPass came in December 2011, it’s time for something new we think.