What is the purpose of StreetPass?

#1SolnotPosted 1/21/2013 12:16:00 PM
I never use it, even when I take my 3DS outside or when I'm going on vacation. And on the few occasions I have used it, I have never once picked up another person's 3DS with it. Can someone remind me what the point of this feature is again?
#2SalsaSavantPosted 1/21/2013 12:19:12 PM
I get 2-3 Streetpasses a day.
It helps if you live in a city or college campus. Otherwise, it's only useful if you go to Gamestop or some electronics place, where you can usually get one or two.
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#3KarateKid93Posted 1/21/2013 12:20:01 PM
I dunno... I use it quite a bit. I think it really only works if your 3Ds is in sleep mode. >_> At least that is what I have found. I have plenty of Miis and stuff now though... because of the streetpass.
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#4SalsaSavantPosted 1/21/2013 12:21:02 PM
KarateKid93 posted...
I dunno... I use it quite a bit. I think it really only works if your 3Ds is in sleep mode. >_> At least that is what I have found. I have plenty of Miis and stuff now though... because of the streetpass.


It doesn't have to be in sleep mode.
However, some software prevents it, and some doesn't.
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#5FaelorPosted 1/21/2013 12:21:36 PM
So that people in Japan can get the most out of their handheld and games.

Also, I still get Streetpasses regularly. I don't even have to go far to get one.

I suppose you're just one of the unlucky ones.
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#6MetalLokiPosted 1/21/2013 12:42:56 PM
SalsaSavant posted...
I get 2-3 Streetpasses a day.
It helps if you live in a city or college campus. Otherwise, it's only useful if you go to Gamestop or some electronics place, where you can usually get one or two.


My college is in the city so I finish a new puzzle in at most 3 weeks. Honestly I had to turn the SP off on some games because the tags for them were adding up and it became annoying.
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#7poptarts22Posted 1/21/2013 12:47:08 PM
The purpose of StreetPass is to go to PAX and have fun trading puzzle pieces and doing Find Mii with other people. It's also fun sharing 3D Land speed run times with other people. It's basically a gateway for social experiences at a convention, but I know social settings scare about 90% of this board's population.
#8esoteric42Posted 1/21/2013 12:54:48 PM
I wish more people would take their 3DS with them when they go out. I always do, and I rarely get streetpasses. Even when I go to the mall on a Saturday afternoon, I get 2, and these are from people who have gotten their system within the last 2 weeks.
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#9Baha05Posted 1/21/2013 12:57:34 PM
@ TC It's basically just a feature the 3DS and some games use to transfer data to another 3DS. For the system itself it sends your Mii and allows them to be used in the Mii Plaza to get/give puzzles and help i the Find Mii/II game. Also swapnotes can be passed.

For games they do various different things. DoA allows you to fight other people's ghost data, NSMB 2 lets you challenge coin rush scores, etc.
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