Social Tool Gives Lift to 3DS

When Nintendo Co. introduced its new 3DS portable game system earlier this year, a glasses-free 3-D display became the major selling point for the new machine.

However, a few months after a lukewarm debut for the 3DS, a lesser-known, social-networking feature packed into the device is generating more excitement among users and software developers.
The feature, called StreetPass, allows 3DS owners to automatically exchange profile information or game data. If game machines come within about 50 feet of each other, the swap of information can take place even if the devices are closed and buried deep inside a bag.

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