North America Nintendo Video Service Due "Later This Summer"
Posted by James Newton
Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week...
Tomorrow, Europe gets the Nintendo Video application, as does Japan. Nintendo of America hasn't formally announced its plans yet, but now we have a bit more information and it doesn't sound entirely promising.
Nintendo of America informed Joystiq that the service will arrive "later this summer". Granted, any date between now and the end of next month fits the bill, so it could still arrive this week, but we'll have to wait to find out.
Nintendo also reconfirmed its plans to offer Netflix to 3DS users in the coming months too.
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.