Nintendo Zone is one service specifically set up to encourage you to take your 3DS on the road, with connection spots in a variety of locations around the U.S. It already offers content such as demos and even discount coupons, and the latest offering from Nintendo of America is streamed sports videos.
Basketball, baseball and football — by which we mean soccer — are all included, which will probably mean lots of camera shots of various balls flying towards your face. If you do have a local haunt with access to Nintendo Zone, these videos — and 3D images that can be saved onto your system — may be worth a look. Details are in the press release below.
Nintendo of America has teamed up with some of the world’s top sports properties to deliver basketball, baseball and soccer videos to Nintendo 3DS owners in the United States. Starting April 14, Nintendo 3DS owners can access free highlight videos from NBA Digital, MLB.com and the Barclays Premier League from FOX Soccer by connecting to any Nintendo Zone location in the U.S.
The new sports content will be available to stream when fans connect to any of the more than 27,000 Nintendo Zone locations across the United States located in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, airports and malls. Every week fans will find new videos, including highlights, top 10 plays and weekly roundups. Additionally, fans can access select 3D images that capture the most exciting action from the week. These digital collectibles can be viewed and saved in 3D, with new collectibles being delivered every week.
“Nintendo 3DS owners will now get access to their favorite sports content at thousands of Nintendo Zone locations across the country,” said Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America’s director of Strategic Partnerships. “With video highlights, weekly recaps and exclusive 3D collectible images, fans can connect with their sports passion as they carry their Nintendo 3DS.”
Nintendo Zone offers Nintendo 3DS owners a wide variety of free content, including playable demos of Nintendo 3DS games, exclusive coupons from Best Buy, video game trivia, information about current and upcoming Nintendo 3DS games and even a dedicated section for Pokémon fans. To find a Nintendo Zone location or for more information about the service, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.
Remember Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.