A 3DS firmware update has enabled themes, shortly after the Vita introduced a similar feature.
3DS firmware update 9.0.0-20U is rolling out now, so connect to the Nintendo Network to grab it.
Themes are the biggest addition in this update, but there are a couple of other neat features, including the ability to take screenshots of the Home menu.
Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo support.
- Changes to the HOME Menu:
- Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
- Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
- Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu Settings
- A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
- Changes to the Nintendo eShop:
- The Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
- Improvements to system stability and usability:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience