Nintendo 3DS to receive Nintendo Video, Netflix

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One of the most interesting features of the 3DS is its ability to play 3D video content. In the US, the only 3D video content to be found was a trailer for Green Lantern and a video feature jumping dogs. That is all about to change.

Starting July 13 in Japan, Nintendo will be launching its 3DS Nintendo Video service, not to be confused with its own SpotPass TV which launched in late June. What’s the difference between the two? SpotPass TV offers original content which is updated daily by Fuji TV and Nippon TV out of Japan, while the Nintendo Video service will offers periodic releases of 2D and 3D content “recommended” by Nintendo.

Joystiq contacted Nintendo of America to find out when all of this fun content will be available stateside, and this is how they responded:

Nintendo’s short-form video service that delivers special video content for Nintendo 3DS systems will launch in North America later this summer. In addition, Netflix members who have an unlimited plan starting at $7.99 a month and access to a broadband wireless Internet connection will soon be able to download a free Netflix application that allows them to watch movies and TV shows on their Nintendo 3DS systems at no extra charge. These services will add to the wealth of games and entertainment content currently available via the Nintendo eShop. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.”

Great to hear that Netflix is still in the works. Having the ability stream episodes of The Office on my train ride into town sounds terrific!

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.

11 Comments

  1. Looking forward to it.

  2. I hope your train has wifi.

  3. It does, that’s the beauty of it all!

  4. Sounds awesome and promising. 🙂 Here’s hope Nintendo delivers.

  5. I wonder when Netflix will launch for 3DS? That alone could spark more 3DS sales. I don’t currently subscribe to Netflix, but I might just to be able to have it on my 3DS. 🙂 I wnat to see more 3D classics on the echop besides just Excitebike. Heck, if nintendo released the NES Zelda or Super Mario Bros as a 3D remake I would totally get those

  6. It woudl be awesome to se Nintendo week and Nintendo channel like app on 3DS. To be able to watchit wherever you go in a portable format and best of all, see it in 3D!!!!! 🙂

  7. 3DS DOESNT NEED JUST WIFI I WAS ON THE BUS AND JUMPED ONLINE WITH SF4 THROUGH BT-OPENZONE PLUS IT SUPPORTS ANOTHER NETWORK SO WHILE ON THE GO ITS PRETTY MUCH LIKE GPS 4 FREE BUT BETTER

  8. Ok you got me with TV shows and movies. But the crap I got in just now (magic trick, story about cats and a small animation movie) stole 10 minutes of my life which I want back. That and a demo channel for 3DS.

  9. I´m fine with Nintendo Video, cause it´s free. I´d never pay for the videos that are available in germany. The magic trick video, oscars oasis episode and the interview with a member of Die Fantastischen Vier aren´t worth buying. After all they are all 3D movies.

    Let´s hope for interesting ones soon.

  10. Let me think… my wife on the mall taking FOREVER to buy a wallet or something, while I watch 3rd rock from the sun on netflix… hell yeahhh !!!

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