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The DS To Get Video On Demand Service?

Posted by Brody Olimar

Iwata spills the beans.

It was announced before that the Wii would be getting its own video service before long in Japan, and eventually other territories should be following suit. Recently however President Iwata dropped a few tidbits about how this service may not be exclusive to Nintendo's home console. The Nintendo DS may be getting some love as well.

Iwata says that the DS should be able to download videos from the Wii so that you can watch on the go. Considering that the DS is already capable of downloading demos from the Wii, the idea certainly isn't far-fetched. Whether or not the potential will be fulfilled will have to be seen in the future.

In the meantime, you aught not expect the same old video service that others have been providing. Iwata also states that there would be no reason in doing the same thing as everyone else, so instead they will be making thair service unique. Just how unique? Who can know? But considering how far Nintendo has strayed from the pack in the past, it would be easy to assume that this service will once again break the mold.

Look forward to it.


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User Comments (14)



Bahamut_ZERO said:

That would be actually pretty nice. Of course, I dont want to watch it on "teeny weenie eye strainer vision" (Zero Punctuation Reviews), so I guess it really dosnt matter.

And first (dang Im getting a lot of these)



Starwolf_UK said:

I have a feleing it will be DSi only and require an SD card. Even with the DS resolution I cannot see a video+player fitting much video into 4MB...



CrazyOtto said:

They should also make a video storage channel, that lets you store your own videos right on the Wii.



Objection said:

If it's anything like the Nintendo Channel, prepare for trouble...and disappointment.



Firkraag said:

I won't be using my DSi to stream any movies that's for sure. But it's nice with some diversity for some i guess..



theblackdragon said:

it would be cool if there were a way to save video files from the computer to the SD card and play them on the DSi eventually, but would i pay for some kind of on-demand service? it would have to be cheap. :/



geek-master said:

if they eventualy come up with firmware update 4.2 4EU that would alow you to watch dvd movies on your wii simpily by inserting a movie into your wii like the ps3 dose that would be greate! also i hope they have a wii tv service so you can watch your faveoright tv stations on your wii with your internet connection!



MarkyVigoroth said:

Duh! Nintendo ALWAYS makes normal applications fun! (That would be all the more reason why to buy a DSi.
Now, if only there was a DS Homebrew Channel or an application that lets you play videos off the SD Card, then there is no more need for a PSP to watch videos! I can finally watch Guyver and The Mr. Men Show on my DSi (when I get one)! .



Hardy83 said:

By "unique" they mean a pain in the ass to use and you'll stop using it in a week because it's just too annoying to use.

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