Nintendo has been stepping up its media content offerings around the globe. As of today both Europe and Japan have access to a new video download service for Nintendo's new portable system. In a statement to Shacknews, Nintendo of America confirmed a similar service would launch in North America "later this summer."
The announcement also revealed the Nintendo 3DS will receive the Virtual Console Game & Watch Gallery alongside the old-school sports classic, Baseball.
Nintendo announced the Netflix streaming application would be made available for its 3DS handheld at GDC 2011. While the addition of such a high-profile service is ordinarily cause for celebration, Netflix is currently coming under fire for plans to drastically alter its streaming and snail mail services. The 3DS application is free.