Nintendo has really tried to give gamers a reason to bring their 3DS with them when they go out. If any of you have been to a McDonald’s, Best Buy or any other place that offers Wi-Fi I’m sure you have seen the Nintendo Zone app flashing on the home screen. When you venture into that little app you get internet access to special content, whether it be trivia, Pokemon videos or a coupon from best buy. Now Nintendo has teamed up with the NBA, MLB and Fox Soccer to bring 3DS owners sports highlights and 3D collectible images through the Nintendo Zone. My only complaint is that you have to be at a Nintendo Zone location to view these clips. I really hope Nintendo can bring these clips to us in our own houses eventually, but I understand the whole take your system and go out mentality of a portable system. The full press release is below.
Free Weekly Sports Content Includes Highlights, Top 10 Plays, Collectible 3D Images
REDMOND, Wash., April 12, 2012 – Nintendo of America has teamed up with some of the world’s top sports properties to deliver basketball, baseball and soccer videos to Nintendo 3DS owners in the United States. Starting April 14, Nintendo 3DS owners can access free highlight videos from the NBA Digital, MLB.com and the Barclays Premier League from FOX Soccer by connecting to any Nintendo Zone location in the U.S.
The new sports content will be available to stream when fans connect to any of the more than 27,000 Nintendo Zone locations across the United States located in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, airports and malls. Every week fans will find new videos, including highlights, top 10 plays and weekly roundups. Additionally, fans can access select 3D images that capture the most exciting action from the week. These digital collectibles can be viewed and saved in 3D, with new collectibles being delivered every week.
“Nintendo 3DS owners will now get access to their favorite sports content at thousands of Nintendo Zone locations across the country,” said Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America’s director of Strategic Partnerships. “With video highlights, weekly recaps and exclusive 3D collectible images, fans can connect with their sports passion as they carry their Nintendo 3DS.”
Nintendo Zone offers Nintendo 3DS owners a wide variety of free content, including playable demos of Nintendo 3DS games, exclusivecoupons from Best Buy, video game trivia, information about current and upcoming Nintendo 3DS games and even a dedicated section for Pokémon fans. To find a Nintendo Zone location or for more information about the service, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.
Remember Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.