Nintendo Video

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Nintendo Video
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Nintendo Video logo
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
  • INT July 13, 2011
  • NA July 21, 2011
Genre(s) Video

Nintendo Video (Japanese: ニンテンドービデオ Hepburn: Nintendō Bideo?) is an application for the Nintendo 3DS which downloads hand-picked[1] 3D video content from CollegeHumor, Blue Man Group and other websites via SpotPass when the console has Wi-Fi internet access with an SD card inserted. Nintendo Video launched in Australia, Europe, and Japan on the July 13, 2011, with initial videos included Oscar's Oasis and Magic Tricks for the Nintendo 3DS.[2][3] New content can be automatically downloaded via SpotPass, replacing the old content. It became available in North America on July 21, 2011.[4]

Despite the fact that the video content from Nintendo Video can be downloaded at no additional cost, unlike the Nintendo eShop the application is not functional outside the console's official jurisdictions due to issues of video licensing. As of April 2014, Nintendo Video remains functional and available for North American Nintendo 3DS consoles only.


In 2012, Nintendo created a joint venture for Nintendo Video Original Series and distributed their first Original Series for Nintendo Video, Threediots.[5]

Nintendo Australia announced they are terminating the service in the Oceanian region (Australia and New Zealand) as of March 31, 2014.[6] Other PAL regions are unaffected, However, the UK's eShop also states that Nintendo Video will be removed, but on the 20th March. This may be an incorrect date, since the Nintendo UK webpage says that the service will be ending on the 31st as well. The Nintendo UK webpage about Nintendo Video confirms this.

On April 4, 2014, Nintendo Video shut down in Europe[other regions?]. Nintendo requested that users deleted the software and extra data and users who still have the software can no longer view videos.

Nintendo Video was also terminated in Japan on March 31, 2014. It is still currently running in North America.

List of content previously offered[edit]


Title Genre Studio Details Ref(s)
Dinosaur Office Comedy CollegeHumor Claymation series following an office where all workers are dinosaurs. [7]
Meat or Die Comedy
Threediots Comedy
Kirby: Right Back At Ya! 3D Comedy
A two-part 3D episode of Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
Kid Icarus Action
Production I.G This short involves a fight between Pit and one of Medusa’s commanders, Thanatos. [8]
Action Studio 4°C This short features Medusa, the goddess of the Underworld, as the main character. This short tells the story of Medusa and Palutena's rivalry, which covers a period from far into Pit's past up to the present day, during the events of Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Shaft This short features Palutena as the main character and “her attempts to deal with a great catastrophe in her Skyworld home”. It involves a cooking challenge that falls victim to some sort of calamity.
BearShark Comedy CollegeHumor Animated series inspired by the Road Runner cartoons, where a bear and a shark pursue a man called Steve. It later inspired an eShop game developed by Silverball Studios. [9][10]
The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link Comedy Nintendo This original series of comedic shorts shows Link, the series' star, in a new and hysterical light. His surroundings will be familiar to fans of the series, since the shorts are based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD game for the Wii U console. [11]
Pikmin Nature Documentaries Nintendo These "nature documentaries" explore the wonderful world of the tiny Pikmin. The animations, highlighted by dramatic voiceover work, are a tongue-in-cheek take on safari nature shows. [12]
Bravest Warriors Comedy
Science fantasy
Science fiction
Frederator Studios The latest hit show created by Pendleton Ward, the mind behind Adventure Time, follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through galaxies to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. The series is produced by Frederator Studios and launched on the Cartoon Hangover channel on YouTube. New episodes of Bravest Warriors will be launched every Friday. [13]
Wildheart Riukiu Comedy This new series of 3D shorts comes from the creator of Meat or Die, which has already amassed more than 5 million views on Nintendo Video. Wildheart Riukiu incorporates charming 16-bit graphics with some not-so-charming, but hilarious, characters. Think ninja puppets. [14]
Too Cool Cartoons! Frederator Studios A Cartoon Hangover Shorts anthology, this series feature shorts from differents writers including Natasha Allegri's two-parts series, Bee and Puppycat. [15]

Music videos[edit]

Title Artist/group Ref(s)
The Fighter Gym Class Heroes
Shake Ya Boogie Mocean Worker
Burn it Down Linkin Park
White Knuckles OK Go [16]
Breakn' a Sweat Skrillex ft. The Doors
Monster Man Devo
Save World, Get Girl I Fight Dragons [17]

Movie trailers[edit]

See also[edit]