Many of you thought that NOA gave us the shaft when it came to the video services being launched in both Europe and Japan. However, that’s not the case! Sure, there isn’t any specific release date or anything fancy like that, however, we will be getting Nintendo’s video service at some point during the summer…So between now and August. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Not sure what sort of content we’ll be getting, as I imagine each region will get get something different. Also, the Netflix app for the 3DS will also be released this summer, so that’ll be pretty spiffy. Here’s what Nintendo told Joystiq regarding the online video service.
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.
It’s nice to know we haven’t been forgotten. Also, for those of you that don’t have Netflix, I strongly suggest you give it a whirl. There’s a lot of great content available for streaming, and it always makes my days at work go by a lot faster. I’m also pretty interested to see what sort of content Nintendo has in mind for us, I’m sure there will be a lot of game trailers and other fun stuff to watch.
So readers, how are you feeling about this little announcement? Are you excited to see what Nintendo has to offer? Do you not really care? Also let me know if you’d like a few articles involving film recommendations to watch on the 3DS gets its Netflix app launches, I figure a few, to get some new subscribers started.