Nintendo 3DS to have Netflix Instant Watch; will have 3D trailers
While people may think that the handheld video game market has been done away with thanks to things like the iPhone and the influx of phone based games, Nintendo is hell bent on changing that entirely.
According to the NYTimes (via IndieWire), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the company’s upcoming handheld, the 3DS (a 3D capable handheld system), will be able to not only stream content from Netflix, but that “users will also be able to pause a movie on the 3DS and restart it at the same point on a Wii, or vice versa. Nintendo is also working with movie studios to show 3D versions of trailers on the devices. ‘Green Lantern,’ which will premier in June, will be the first such trailer available.”
The 3DS is the first major consumer device that has 3D capabilities without glasses, and while that itself has drawn a lot of buzz to the device, this is where I think we may be seeing the game truly change. Before learning this news, I had my doubts about the device, which is right now set at a hefty $249 price point, but now, this ensures that I will be purchasing the device as soon as its released. The idea of 3D sans glasses is so insanely compelling, that it will be interesting to see it transfer to movies. Could we see Netflix give us a 3D streaming service soon?
What do you think?