Nintendo has launched 3DS system update 8.0.0-18U in North America, with a European release expected to follow shortly.
The company says the update makes "further improvements to overall system stability" while "other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience".
Nintendo sold 12.24 million 3DS units in its most recent financial year, taking lifetime sales to 43.33 million. Annual software sales for the handheld came in at 67.89 million units, taking lifetime sales to 162.92 million.
The company expects to sell 12 million 3DS units worldwide this financial year, with key software releases including October's Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS and November's Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire.