It was an eyebrow on the face of the technological world, the revelation last year that Nintendo would not release the 3DS with 3D video recording – although, you know, is being built around a 3D camera. However, Nintendo finally right this wrong with the next firmware update 3DS “, which eventually add the 3D recording functionality that should have been all the time.
And that’s not all: Nintendo are also bringing Hulu Plus – American television service only streaming – the 3DS, leaving the U.S. Stream TV shows directly to their players via WiFi 3DS. No word on whether we in Blighty will receive any comparable service (Hulu Plus is available on Xbox 360 and PlayStaton 3 in the U.S., while UK console gamers with content provided by Sky, BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm et al.), but let’s keep our fingers crossed.
The 3DS has seen several price cuts in the UK since its launch in March last year, Nintendo blame the lack of strong launch titles for the poor performance of the hand of sales in Japan and abroad. With the Sony PlayStation Vita on the road in February 2012, the addition of 3D video is a key solution for Nintendo, adding another feature that may praise 2D-only by Sony.