Incoming update will let you use Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse on the 3DS

Without a doubt, today's a good day for 3DS owners. Along with announcing the imminent arrival of the YouTube app on its handheld console, Nintendo has let it be known that users will soon also have access to Miiverse as well as be able to use their Network ID for eShop purchases. This is a pretty big deal if you happen to own both a Wii U and 3DS, as you'll be able to spend your funds across each system -- essentially, there will be a main account balance that's tied to your Nintendo Network ID. The system update capable of making these features possible isn't ready quite yet, but Nintendo did say it will be available at some point in the month of December.