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    The Nintendo 3DS is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The handheld features stereoscopic 3D technology that doesn't require glasses. It was released in Japan on February 26, 2011 and in North America on March 27, 2011.

    Your Netflix Instant Queue Arrives on 3DS Today

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    Edited By patrickklepek
    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced the Netflix partnership back at GDC.
    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced the Netflix partnership back at GDC.

    Unless you're a shareholder, conversations about Netflix this week haven't been positive, as the company decided to raise subscription prices by decoupling streaming and disc price plans.

    If you're sticking with Netflix, though, there's one more platform to stream through. Nintendo and Netflix are following up on a promise from the Game Developers Conference to deliver an application for 3DS. Today, the eShop brings Netflix.

    The entirety of your content will, obviously, be available in 2D, but given the 3DS' fancy non-glasses 3D gimmick, there will be 3D content available through Netflix...eventually. As of right now, though, there isn't 3D content available through Netflix Instant--period.

    When that switch happens, maybe we'll see 3D content available for 3DS users, too.

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    #1  Edited By patrickklepek
    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced the Netflix partnership back at GDC.
    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced the Netflix partnership back at GDC.

    Unless you're a shareholder, conversations about Netflix this week haven't been positive, as the company decided to raise subscription prices by decoupling streaming and disc price plans.

    If you're sticking with Netflix, though, there's one more platform to stream through. Nintendo and Netflix are following up on a promise from the Game Developers Conference to deliver an application for 3DS. Today, the eShop brings Netflix.

    The entirety of your content will, obviously, be available in 2D, but given the 3DS' fancy non-glasses 3D gimmick, there will be 3D content available through Netflix...eventually. As of right now, though, there isn't 3D content available through Netflix Instant--period.

    When that switch happens, maybe we'll see 3D content available for 3DS users, too.

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    #2  Edited By Jackel2072

    So now i can watch Twin Peaks on my DS huh?

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    #3  Edited By buft

    Nintendo video for europe, not nearly as usefull

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    #4  Edited By 49th

    Oh boy, I can't wait to use the equivalent of this on my European DS! Oh wait...

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    #5  Edited By CrescentFresh

    Lame.
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    #6  Edited By blackno99

    @Jackel2072: get out of my head!

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    #7  Edited By MikkaQ

    @Jackel2072 said:

    So now i can watch Twin Peaks on my DS huh?

    Man now I'm really jealous of the US Netflix selection. We get such crap in Canada.

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    #8  Edited By lockwoodx

    Just in time for the Netflix price hike Sept.1st.

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    #9  Edited By RE_Player1

    @XII_Sniper said:

    @Jackel2072 said:

    So now i can watch Twin Peaks on my DS huh?

    Man now I'm really jealous of the US Netflix selection. We get such crap in Canada.

    Yup. I would get it in an instant if the Canadian selection was better. As for Netflix on the 3DS... I guess it's cool.

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    Now I can finally not watch Netflix on my PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Macbook, and iPod touch use my 3DS instead!!!!

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    #11  Edited By sixpin

    This seems like unfortunate timing with Netflix's recent rate change angering so many of their customers. I'm curious though if there is enough crossover to really change the numbers that much between the two groups, especially considering the slower than expected adoption rate of the 3DS.

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    #12  Edited By Springfart

    will this be available in europe?

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    #13  Edited By evan_buchholz

    Netflix on 3DS:  Oh hey lets watch a movie!
     
    Oh woops battery's out...

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    This will be my first portable device that has Netflix. Hope it works well!

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    #15  Edited By Ketchupp

    I'm trying to watch the 90's X-men cartoon on it but all I get is load bar...

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    #16  Edited By Sinful

    No point now. Netflix raised their prices.....

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    #17  Edited By m0rdr3d

    Um, wow. I just tried it on my 3DS and it actually loads the app faster AND buffers shows faster than on my Xbox and PS3.  Not sure how they pulled that one off.  Perhaps this will be something I use.  If you have a 3DS give it a try people.
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    #18  Edited By lclay

    Today I didn't get netflix, I got a 3D video of a lame magic trick.

    Thanks Nintendo :)

    Living in England can be a drag sometimes.

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    #19  Edited By Tuggah

    I will re-watch Party Down on any device.

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    #20  Edited By aceofspudz

    @m0rdr3d said:

    Um, wow. I just tried it on my 3DS and it actually loads the app faster AND buffers shows faster than on my Xbox and PS3. Not sure how they pulled that one off. Perhaps this will be something I use. If you have a 3DS give it a try people.

    It's probably just that streaming video simply takes a lot less bandwidth when there is lower resolution.

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    This finally justifies the price of the 3DS.

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    #22  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

    I miss Party Down.

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    #23  Edited By mrangryface

    If only my 3DS had a decent battery

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    #24  Edited By journeys

    Works great.   
     
    For europe guys...wait till all those rpgs for wii come out  and I can't play those.  Please be kind.

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    #25  Edited By Djratchet

    @PrivateIronTFU said:

    I miss Party Down.

    Doesn't everyone? :(

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    #26  Edited By xpgamer7

    @Jackel2072 said:

    So now i can watch Twin Peaks on my DS huh?

    That's genius.

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    #27  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

    Playing with it and it totally works!


    Any plans for browsing? I mean there seems to be menu options showing that there will be other sections to navigate to, or am I just missing something somewhere? Either way Star Trek is totally fucking rad on my 3DS right now, plus I'm stuck in bed because of a recent surgery not too long ago.
     
    I like to think that Nintendo did this just for me.

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    #28  Edited By rjayb89

    Sweet, I can watch 9 Songs on a DS!

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    #29  Edited By Mr_Bauer

    Still waiting for the price of the 3DS to go down.

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    #30  Edited By Legend

    I just want a media player that allows me to add my own videos to the 3DS including 3D videos. Is this so much to ask? Or is Nintendo going to keep ignoring the addition of such a basic functionality and give their customers no choice but to hack the damn thing?

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    #31  Edited By krystians

    Watching Hot Fuzz. I love my 3DS!

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    #32  Edited By Emilio

    SO has anyone tried Netflix on their 3DS? 
    I'm still waiting for some Netflix on DSi... like that was ever going to happen.

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    #33  Edited By sissylion

    Patrick watches Party Down, and my love for him deepens. 

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    "Your Netflix Instant Queue Arrives on 3DS Today"
    Yeah, that's nice. Unfortunately, our good virtual console games haven't arrived in weeks.
    ...That's probably just my shitty opinion though.

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    #35  Edited By MeatSim

    Not how I wanna watch movies or TV shows.

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