The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses.
Sadly, it doesn’t appear so.
The press release announcing Netflix for the Nintendo 3DS also references the system’s upcoming video service. You’ll be able to download free, ‘specially selected’ video content like the 3D Green Lantern movie trailer, comedy clips and music videos. I don’t know if the music video will be full of cute doggies like the last, but I wouldn’t mind a few from today’s popular artists.
So, no movies for us in 3D on our handheld system. Nintendo might change their minds later on, but at the moment, it’s a no go.
I’m not sure when they will be releasing this 3D video content, but it was projected to go out “later this summer” along with Netflix. It might be coming soon, or they might have it later to allow Netflix to simmer down a bit. I would prefer they fix the problems with Netflix first, personally. I don’t want to fear for my 3DS freezing again.