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ACCESS NetFront™ Browser NX Selected by Nintendo for New Nintendo3DS™ and New Nintendo3DS LL Game Consoles

TOKYO, November 20, 2014 – ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that NetFront™ Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, has been selected by Nintendo as the browser engine for its New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS  LL game consoles.

NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed and provided by ACCESS. It incorporates a unique technology that improves memory usage efficiency to ensure powerful rendering even under exceedingly low memory conditions. The browser supports the latest Web technologies, including HTML5, Gamepad API, WebSocket, Video, Video Subtitle and more. Numerous device manufacturers worldwide utilize NetFront Browser NX, including Nintendo.

NetFront Browser NX is also used in the Wii U™, which was released in 2012, and Nintendo 3DS, which was released in 2011. ACCESS customized the core NetFront Browser NX to function as the browser engine of the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL. Both were launched in October 2014 in Japan.

The key features of NetFront Browser NX are:

  • Platform independence
  • HTML5 support
  • Independent technology that ensures memory usage efficiency and system stability
  • Flexible customization of the user interface
  • Supported operating systems: Linux®, Android, UNIX, Windows CE and others
  • Compatibility: Game consoles, TVs, set-top-boxes, multifunction printers, car navigators, smartphones, tablets, feature phones and others

For information about NetFront Browser NX’s other advanced features, please visit:

For information about features supported by the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL’s Internet browser, please refer to official information provided by Nintendo.

Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. has provided advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ software series and the ZebOS™ network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the PUBLUS™ for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. Learn more about ACCESS at

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ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, NetFront, PUBLUS are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. ZebOS is either a registered trademark or trademark of IP Infusion Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.