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Voice/Text Chat Application Coming to 3DS Next Week in Japan

by Danny Bivens - July 17, 2013, 1:08 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/jctj/index.htm..., NCL

Turn your 3DS into a mobile phone...kinda...

Minna no Oshaberi Chat, a voice and text chat application, is heading to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week in Japan on July 24. The application is being published by The Location Inc. and will cost 980 yen (about ($9.82).

Minna no Oshaberi Chat supports voice calls for up to four people and up to ten people can participate in other chat features. Outside of calling, users can send messages, drawings, pictures and can even simultaneously draw with other users. An internet connection is required to interact with other people using the software.

Minna no Oshaberi Chat is currently exclusive to Japan. 

Thanks for the tip, Minoru!

Talkback

Only 8 years after Nintendo demoed VOIP on the original DS!

Leo13July 17, 2013

Any chance this will let us chat with someone while playing a game?

Pixelated PixiesJuly 17, 2013

I really hope this service is better thought out than Letterbox was. Letterbox was a good idea implemented incredibly poorly.

Let's be honest though, a messaging feature should have been there from day one. I remember when the 3DS launched and I spent about 30 mins trying to figure out to send messages. I was dumbfounded when I realised that no such feature existed. I was then convinced that it would release alongside the eShop.

You really have to wonder as to why it has taken this long.

Oh wait...it's Nintendo. Never mind.

Pixelated PixiesJuly 17, 2013

Quote from: Pixelated

I really hope this service is better thought out than Letterbox was. Letterbox was a good idea implemented incredibly poorly.

Let's be honest though, a messaging feature should have been there from day one. I remember when the 3DS launched and I spent about 30 mins trying to figure out how to send messages. I was dumbfounded when I realised that no such feature existed. I was then convinced that it would release alongside the eShop.

You really have to wonder as to why it has taken this long.

Oh wait...it's Nintendo. Never mind.


I missed a word out. So I'm quoting myself to correct it.

FUN!

Leo, with this being a third party application, I'm pretty sure that there is no way in heck that you'll be able to do any kind of chatting outside of this application. It's actually kind of surprising that this is basically the first app on the system that allows this.


With Letterbox/Swapnote, I got tired of it really fast. Like after the first two days that I've had it. I haven't went back since. Nintendo should develop some software like this built into the firmware. Period. Will it happen? Debatable, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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