The planned update won’t be ready before the end of May.
The 3DS eShop was supposed to launch in May, but you’ll have to wait a little longer to download games directly to the handheld. Nintendo has pushed back the debut of the eShop until June 6th in North America and Japan and June 7th in Europe, at which point the service will go live with a free system update. In addition to the online store, the planned update will add a 3DS Internet browser and “a number of new features and enhancements.”
The eShop will be a hub for a classic Game Boy, Game Gear, and other titles, as well as for new games like Capcom’s Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype version (pictured). Nintendo is giving away a free version of Excitebike to help publicize the store at launch.