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New 3DS firmware now available with folder support (hands-on video)

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Hands-on impressions of the new 3DS firmware update that brings with it folder support.

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The 3DS firmware update that Nintendo announced at the weekend is now available worldwide. It adds folder support to the device, allowing users to organize their home screens in a less cluttered fashion. The functionality is simple but effective — tapping an empty space on the system's home screen will give the option to create a new folder, which pops up in place. Adding icons to the folder is a matter of dragging them on top just like in iOS, and you can keep up to 60 applications in each. You can give your folders a name, though you'll only be able to read it on the top screen — the icon itself only displays the first character, so for example folders named Game Boy and Game Boy Advance would appear identical on the touch screen. Folders have been been a long time coming, but they're a more than welcome addition to the system's firmware.