Nintendo to Promptly Work On 3D Video Service After Upcoming 3DS Update

Something other than games to enjoy

Nintendo is definitely trying to flex some of the multi-functional muscles of the 3DS as the company talks about providing something other than just games for its users.

At the recent Financial Earnings Briefing, president and CEO Satoru Iwata reiterated Nintendo's plans to provide 3D video content for 3DS users after the scheduled system update in May. Explaining that passive content must be provided in order to further promote the notion of 3D entertainment without the glasses, Iwata said:

... we think it is very important to provide people with contents in which they can easily experience glassless 3D images. In particular, we need to enhance the contents which can be enjoyed passively by non-active users, like a 3D video distribution service. We will promptly work on this after the currently planned hardware update. There is no easy road to making people understand the attraction of glassless 3D images and making Nintendo 3DS widespread. We would like to adhere to these patient efforts.

Nintendo is already in partnership with networks such as Eurosport and Sky ― as reported back at the 3DS events held in New York and Amsterdam ― and streaming services like Netflix to bring 3DS users a variety of video content to watch via SpotPass.


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