Three of Nintendo's Awesome Japanese Services That We Will Never See
This video update also introduces Netflix to the 3DS. If a user has a subscription to Netflix's instant streaming service, 3DS owners can download the Netflix app and stream movies right onto the portable device. It's uncertain at the moment whether or not 3DS-compatible 3D movies will ever be made available for the handheld. Nintendo Video is currently available in Europe and Japan, and will be available for the US later this summer.
It's great that Nintendo is finally going all out and supporting a full-scale video service. However, they haven't always had the best track record when it comes to releasing certain applications outside of Japan. The following are a few services that Nintendo released in Japan that may never see the light of day anywhere else.
Nintendo TV Guide Channel (Nintendo Wii)
"Wii No Ma Channel" Video Service (Nintendo Wii)
"Dokodemo Wii no Ma" (Nintendo DSi)
|Transfer videos of animals in the wild to your DSi!|
Another very practical feature of this application is the ability to have coupons transferred onto the DSi, where people can have it scanned directly off the screen at the store.
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