The slightly delayed 3DS firmware went live today, introducing the ability for publishers to sell DLC, 3D video recording, and more hats to collect also introduces what may be Nintendo’s answer to achievements and trophies: accomplishments.
So far, accomplishments are limited to the StreetPass Mii Plaza and have zero point value, but it’s not hard to imagine accomplishments eventually expanding into actual games.
Nintendo didn’t trumpet the idea of accomplishments prior to this firmware update--in fact, I don’t remember the company mentioning them at all. Then again, that sounds like typical Nintendo.
If Nintendo decided to make accomplishemtns part of Virtual Console, my world might actually fall apart, and I don’t even really care about achievements that much.