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In: video gaming4 Mar 2011
On my past shows of Game Chat With Bwana, I pleaded with Nintendo to justify the seemingly high price ($250) of its new handheld, the 3DS. Recently at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), Nintendo announced the device would support Netflix as well as 3D recording. Iwato discussed that 3D video will be coming to the 3DS in the form of an exclusive channel with content like the “Green Lantern” trailer and so forth. (HELLOOOO NURSE!) The big N also announced a partnership with AT&T which will grant access 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots across the country.
The downside is that all of this great stuff won’t be available at launch apparently. (Always a catch) It will come in a future software update that nerds across the country will pester Nintendo for months for. While I’m not crazy about that part of the package, I am extremely pleased to see that Nintendo is reaching beyond the games on the 3DS and looking more and more like the PSP in terms of overall digital entertainment. If they deliver as promised, the 3DS may well be worth its price.
Post written by Bwana