Nintendo 3DS users will be able to download movies and television programs from the Nintendo library, Nintendo announced this week.
Nintendo 3DS – the forthcoming, next-generation, 3D-capable handset – will be supported by some kind of Netflix application, making it easy for users to stream a range of television programs and movies from the Netflix library. That's the news today from Nintendo exec Reggie Fils-Aime, who spoke this week at the Game Developers Conference keynote address in San Francisco.
The 3DS debuted in Japan last month, and is due stateside on March 27. The price for the device is set at $250 – pricey for a handheld gaming platform, but short of the $300 originally forecast by some tech bloggers. "We really want Nintendo 3DS to be the next must-have," Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said at GDC, according to USA Today.
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3D support, obviously, is part of that – the 3DS will be the first piece of gaming hardware to harness glasses-free technology.