It is being reported that Nintendo has teamed up with Fuji Television and Nippon Television to bring television programs (which will be downloaded) to the 3DS and present them in 3D! The application that you will need to access the content is called Itsu no Ma ni Terebi and it’s said that users will have access to the following:
Nittele Doubutsu de Calendar – An animal program showing animals in 3D. Delivered daily.
Tetsu View 3D – A train program designed for train buffs, complete with introductions to trains and train stations. Delivered daily.
Magic Class 3D – This program shows magic tricks from famous magicians. Delivered daily.
Idoling Sumo 3DS – A popular girls group takes on a variety of challenges, all apparently in the form of battle (like sumo wrestling). Delivered daily.
Nikkan Topics – An information program. Delivered daily.
3D Choukoku no Mori – A look at sculptures from an outdoor sculpture museum in Hakone. Delivered every weekday.
Enjoy Sport – A sports program from Fuji TV. Delivered on Saturday an Sunday.
So long as you have downloaded the necessary application, you will receive the content via the Spot Pass functionality of the 3DS system. Best of all, the content is reported to be free. I wonder if it will be like Hulu where you watch some advertisements before/after/during the show?
This is something that I think is a very nice use of the system’s capabilities as well as providing the users with some fresh content daily. Now if only Nintendo of America would adopt the same application and localize it for the US. With this and Netflix coming out soon, Nintendo is making me like my purchase of the handheld system even more.
What do you guys think?