Most people would agree the 3DS eShop isn’t the best or easiest online game shop to use. Clearly, Nintendo has realized that as well and is planning to improve. In a recent investor presentation, President Iwata announced that the eShop will be getting several new features. Iwata has announced that November update will bring an eShop that will support Downloadable Content to allow game publishers to release expansions and other packs to their games. Publishers will also be able to set a limited-play demo on their eShop applications after the November update, allowing customers to try applications before buying. The ability to download content while the console is in sleep mode will also be happening.
Iwata also revealed plans for a web-based eShop in the future for users to browse through and order content. At first, the web-based eShop will be able to generate QR Codes that the 3DS reads and takes you to the product to buy but Nintendo plans to add a full web-based eShop later on.