GDC 2011 is brining us more reasons to want a Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced during Satoru Iwata’s keynote presentation at GDC 2011 that Netflix is coming to the 3DS. Also, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that 3D movie trailers will be available on the handheld. As with other NetFlix players, the movie can be stopped on one device and picked up from that point on another device. Streaming to multiple devices simultaneously is also supported if you have the bandwidth for it.
“Other streaming video content will also be available through a new short-form video service, which will be operated by Nintendo. Fils-Aime mentioned music videos and “comedy” content for the short-form content, though no specific talent was named. If that doesn’t float your boat, you can always record your own 3D videos via the unit’s built-in cameras.”
What a great starting point for consumers that are not ready to make the 3DTV leap!
Also – In May, over 10,000 AT&T free hotspots will be available across North America allowing users access to Street Pass content, the eShop and online gameplay.
And for the classic DS fans – just like on the Wii – the 3DS will include a virtual console. Players will be able to purchase and downloadable classic games from the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Gear portable systems. No details have been released regarding specific games that will be made available.