3DS video service dated for Europe; coming to North America 'later this summer'

A Nintendo of Europe press release points to a July 13 release for a 3DS video download service; however, the announcement has been pulled. Nintendo of America says a video service for North America will launch "later this summer."

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Nintendo of Europe has announced that the 3DS video download service will launch in the region on July 13, Kotaku reports. Though the headline for the press release still appears on the official site, the press release has been pulled.

German site Ntower.de preserved the press release, which notes the service will offer region-specific content in both 2D and 3D. Japan currently has its own specialty video application for the 3DS.

It's unknown why the press release was pulled or if the announced date has been moved.

Nintendo of America tells Shacknews that a North America-specific video download service will launch "later this summer." A Nintendo of America representative told Shacknews:

Nintendo’s short-form video service that delivers special video content for Nintendo 3DS systems will launch in North America later this summer. In addition, Netflix members who have an unlimited plan starting at $7.99 a month and access to a broadband wireless Internet connection will soon be able to download a free Netflix application that allows them to watch movies and TV shows on their Nintendo 3DS systems at no extra charge. These services will add to the wealth of games and entertainment content currently available via the Nintendo eShop. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds."

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    July 11, 2011 7:15 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, 3DS video service dated for Europe; coming to North America 'later this summer'.

    A Nintendo of Europe press release points to a July 13 release for a 3DS video download service; however, the announcement has been pulled. Nintendo of America says a video service for North America will launch "later this summer."

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      July 11, 2011 7:39 PM

      Hopefully Netflix starts pushing 3D. That'd be awesome.

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      July 11, 2011 8:01 PM

      Lets get some fucking transformers 3D on my 3DS hell yeah.

      what?

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        July 11, 2011 8:03 PM

        resolution might not be the greatest for that movie

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      July 12, 2011 4:13 AM

      A 3D 2hr movie being decoded on a 3DS.... you better have that sucka plugged in! :-)

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      July 12, 2011 4:25 AM

      I was just going to cancel Netflix today in favor of Amazon Prime.

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      July 12, 2011 4:34 AM

      I hate 3D in films, but really like it for 3DS games.
      Maybe this will be alright.

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      July 12, 2011 5:43 AM

      Since Europe doesn't have Netflix or anything of the sort (Lovefilms in the UK but that sucks though you can rent games) it makes sense for it to come out sooner because there's less licensing involved (I guess). Anyway what are they going to offer in Europe anyway since there is no Netflix, what the service Nintendo is offering anyway? Trailers!?

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      July 12, 2011 12:43 PM

      I wasn't that excited for 3d video on the 3DS until I downloaded and watched the 3d trailer for Green Lantern. That was pretty cool.

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      July 12, 2011 6:58 PM

      i just got a disk from netflix and it said that it was coming to 3DS. i think netflix it is.

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