Netflix Streaming Service Coming to Nintendo 3DS

By Posted 2 Mar 2011, 23:55

If you live in the United States and you’re still unsure whether or not to buy the much-anticipated Nintendo 3DS, we have some news that may help you decide. As from this summer, the handheld gaming system will be able to stream both movies and TV shows from the popular Netflix streaming service.

According to Brett Molina over on the usatoday.com website, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata – who spoke during the company’s keynote address at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco – said that they really want the Nintendo 3DS to be the next must-have device.

Nintendo stated that 3DS owners will of course have to have access to wireless broadband, as well as paying a $7.99 subscription fee to be able to stream movies and television shows through the Netflix service. It looks like you’ll be able to start a film on one device and finish it on another as well.

As Reggie Fils-Aime – president of Nintendo America – pointed out, if users are away from home and they begin to watch a movie on their Nintendo 3DS, they can continue streaming the film through the Nintendo Wii on their big screen when they get home (or vice-versa).

Are you undecided on whether or not to buy the Nintendo 3DS? If so, has the announcement of Netflix streaming support tempted you in any way?