Nintendo to join the Hulu Plus party

By Posted 22 Oct 2011, 14:31

Owners of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have long had features on their consoles that allow for watching content that is streamed via the internet. Now in a move that may please some users, Nintendo are to join the Hulu Plus party with hours of TV content being made available.

Reggie Fils-Aime Nintendo USA president, has confirmed that users will be able to get Hulu Plus on their 3DS or Wii console by the end of the year. The service has been available for months now on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and now for $7.99 a month Nintendo users will have access as well.

According to PCMag the 3DS is going to get a major firmware update next month, which will allow users to have 3D video recording. Users will be able to record up to ten minutes of 3D video, and even create their own 3D stop-motion animation videos.

The company will also provide 3D music videos for sale such as Foster the People’s “Don’t Stop.” On the Nintendo eShop is a 3D music video of Michael Jackson’s Thriller that has been covered by characters from Shrek, which can be purchased for $1.99.

Nintendo also announced the availability in Japan of the online community for Mario kart 7. This is set to hit the market on December 4th on the console, and the latest version will allow players to build their own racing competition, and challenge up to 7 other 3DS players online.

Despite a slow start to its shelf life Nintendo has been trying to improve interest in the 3DS, which included a price cut that is to be followed with the release of some big titles in the coming months. Have you got a Nintendo 3DS?

  • Bradley Kelly

    Will the 3D videos for sale be available in the UK?