Nintendo Video Service for 3DS in Japan Starts Wednesday

July 13, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nintendo has branched out to include video service in its repertoire. The Company has announced the launch of its Nintendo Video Service for the 3DS handheld on Wednesday.

This will be the second 3DS video service, with its own dedicated app, to start in Japan after SpotPass TV had kickstarted last month. SpotPass TV, produced by Fuji TV and Nippon TV, releases content in 3D which is delivered daily.

Nintendo’s service will reportedly offer periodic releases of 2D and 3D content. The service offers selected videos — Tokyo Girls Collection, Yoshimoto Nintendo 3DS Experimental Theater, and a 3D tour of Kyoto. Japanese users will be able to download the Nintendo Video app from tomorrow onwards.

Sadly, the launch is limited to Japan’s boundaries. But we did hear it will be swimming to American shores later this year.We also heard that when the service reaches Stateside, other providers like Netflix will be joining in to bring 3D content to the mobile gaming platform.

According to Tony Elison, Nintendo of America’s senior director and GM of network business, “Nintendo’s short-form video service that delivers special video content for Nintendo 3DS systems will launch in North America later this summer.”

With Netflix’s hand in, you will be able to download an app to watch any streaming content you have access to on your 3DS. That sound’s pretty good, don’t you think?

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