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Nintendo Video (Japanese: ニンテンドービデオ? Hepburn: Nintendō Bideo) was an application for the Nintendo 3DS which downloads hand-picked 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. New content can be automatically downloaded via SpotPass, replacing the old content. It became available in North America on July 21, 2011. As of June 29, 2015, the app is no longer either functional or available in any region. However, by July 2015, albeit no longer a downloadable app, the Nintendo Video name now refers to a permanent Nintendo eShop category for video content.
Despite the fact that the video content from Nintendo Video had been downloaded at no additional cost, unlike the Nintendo eShop the application was not functional outside the console's official jurisdictions due to issues of video licensing. This has been loop-holed when the video content started appearing on the Nintendo eShop itself. Nintendo Video discontinued shortly after.
On February 27, 2014, Nintendo Australia announced they are terminating the service in the Oceanian region (Australia and New Zealand) as of March 31, 2014. Nintendo of Europe also announced on the same day that they would be terminating the Nintendo Video service on the same date. Nintendo also announced the end of the service on that date, ending it on March 31, 2014 as well.
On June 5, 2015, Nintendo of America sent out a SpotPass notification to all of the app's active users informing them that the app is being phased out in favor of an eponymous category on the Nintendo eShop's main page (already available at the time) where users can watch most past videos as well as future ones. As of June 29, 2015, the Nintendo Video service has been discontinued in North America, and is no longer active in any region. Despite this, in North America at least, the name continues to be used as a permanent Nintendo eShop category, where most of the former app's past content, as well as potential new content, can still be viewed at any time. To replace the Nintendo Video feature, a few months after the My Nintendo service released, videos for permanent download became a common reward that can be bought with My Nintendo coins.
List of content previously offered
Starting June 2015, many of the shows listed below can be viewed on-demand via the North American Nintendo eShop, permanently categorized under "Nintendo Video". More videos are added every Thursday.
|Dinosaur Office||Comedy||CollegeHumor||Claymation series following an office where all workers are dinosaurs.|||
|Baman and Piderman||Black Comedy||Mondo Media||This parody to Batman and Spiderman follows the short adventures about two guys named Baman and Piderman.|
|Shaun the Sheep||Comedy||Aardman Animation||Three original episodes of the TV show refilmed in 3D.|
|Kirby: Right Back At Ya! 3D||Comedy
|Warpstar Inc.||A dubbed version of the 3D-animated Kirby: Right Back At Ya! special.|
|Production I.G||This short involves a fight between Pit and one of Medusa’s commanders, Thanatos.|||
|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.|||
|The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link||Comedy||Nintendo||This original series of comedic shorts shows Link, the star of The Legend of Zelda, in a new and hysterical light. The series is based on various parts of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|||
|How to Win at Super Smash Bros.||Tutorial||Nintendo||A tutorial show about how to win at Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.|
|Frederator Studios||A show revolving around the various escapades of four heroes-for-hire. This was produced by Frederator as a part of their Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel.|||
|Cartoon Conspiracies||Comedy||Frederator Studios||A woman named Emily takes a look at various cartoon-related theories to see how well they hold up to evidence. Five episodes of the show were run on Nintendo Video, although numerous others are on YouTube.|
|Bee and PuppyCat||Comedy||Frederator Studios||A show about a job-floating young woman and the adventures she has with her dog/cat hybrid. This was produced by Frederator as a part of their Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel.|
|Too Cool Cartoons!||Comedy||Frederator Studios||Various shorts from Cartoon Hangover, created by different people as possible series starters. The two-part pilot of Bee and PuppyCat is among this anthology.|||
|Wildheart Riukiu||Comedy||BONUS.CO.JP||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.|||
|WWE Slam City||Comedy Action||WWE||Follow your favorite WWE fighters as how they try to get a job in Slam City.|
|Oscar's Oasis||Comedy||TeamTO||A lizard named Oscar lives in a desert, usually trying to find food and/or water. Popy, a Fennec Fox; Buck, a Vulture; and Harchi, a Hyena, often compete with him over these essentials, riding in their battered cart through the desert.|
|Meat or Die||Comedy||BONUS.CO.JP||Two monsters fight to get a bight to eat in a New York City overran by creatures.|
|The Fighter||Gym Class Heroes|
|Shake Ya Boogie||Mocean Worker|
|Burn it Down||Linkin Park|
|White Knuckles||OK Go|||
|Breakn' a Sweat||Skrillex ft. The Doors|
|Save World, Get Girl||I Fight Dragons|||
|Windows Down||Big Time Rush (band)|||
|It Girl||Jason Derulo|
|Not Your Fault||Awolnation|||
Due to the promotional nature of film trailers, it may not be possible for any to return in any form.
- eShop news
- Daniel Vuckovic (14 July 2011). "Nintendo Video Channel for Nintendo 3DS goes live in Europe and Australia". Vooks.net. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- "Download the free Nintendo Video application, only for Nintendo 3DS". Nintendo. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- Kaluska, Aaron (July 21, 2011). "Nintendo Video Goes Live in North America". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "E3: Threediots is the killer app the 3DS has been needing - Destructoid". Destructoid. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
- "Termination of Nintendo Video for Nintendo 3DS". Nintendo Australia. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
- "End of Nintendo Video service on Nintendo 3DS". Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- "ニンテンドー3DS用サービス『ニンテンドービデオ』終了のお知らせ". Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- Doolan, Liam (2015-06-05). "The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
- "Error Message, "The Nintendo Video Service Has Been Discontinued" - Nintendo Support". Retrieved 1 July 2015.