Netflix app coming to 3DS tomorrow

By Xav de Matos, Jul 13, 2011 4:30pm PDT

An official email from Nintendo has revealed that a Netflix streaming application will be among tomorrow's planned 3DS eShop update, according to GoNintendo.

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.

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