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Nintendo Video[a] was a video on demand service for the Nintendo 3DS which streamed hand-picked[1] 3D and 2D video content from CollegeHumor, Aardman Animations, Blue Man Group, Channel Frederator Network, and other studios.

Nintendo Video
The Nintendo Video Logo
TypeInternet video
Video on demand
Launch date
  • JP/EU/AU: July 13, 2011
  • NA: July 21, 2011
  • JP/EU/AU: March 31, 2014
  • NA: June 29, 2015
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS
Operating system(s)Nintendo 3DS system software
StatusDiscontinued (all platforms) as of June 29, 2015[b]
WebsiteNintendo Video official website (Archived)


Previously, the service was available as a separate app that utilized SpotPass, downloading videos to the console's SD card via Wi-Fi Internet access for offline viewing.

The Nintendo Video app launched in Australia, Europe, and Japan on July 13, 2011, with initial videos including Oscar's Oasis and Magic Tricks for the Nintendo 3DS.[2][3] The app became available in North America a few days later on July 21, 2011.[4]

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

New content could be automatically downloaded via SpotPass, replacing the old content.

Since June 29, 2015, the app is no longer functional and videos can no longer be downloaded. In the following month, the Nintendo eShop offered most of the videos for streaming on demand, with a total of 164 videos available. However, the Nintendo eShop closed its doors on March 27, 2023, and this, too, is no longer an option for viewing the app's exiled content.


Since June 2015, many of the shows listed below can be viewed on-demand via the Nintendo eShop in North America, permanently categorized under Nintendo Video. As of August 2019, a total of 164 videos are available on the eShop. Users had to enter in their date of birth before watching content that was considered too mature.[6][7][8][9][10]


Title Genre Studio eShop Episodes Details
Dinosaur Office Comedy CollegeHumor Yes 19 Claymation series following an office where all workers are dinosaurs.
Baman and Piderman Black Comedy Mondo Media Yes 7 This parody to Batman and Spiderman follows the short adventures about two guys named Baman and Piderman.
Shaun the Sheep Comedy Aardman Animation Yes 15 Original one minute episodes in 3D, based on the TV show.[11] In January 2016, Aardman started to release these shorts on the Shaun the Sheep YouTube channel every Friday, under the title Mossy Bottom Shorts.
Kirby: Right Back at Ya! 3D Comedy
Warpstar Inc. Maybe 2 A dubbed version of the 3D-animated Kirby: Right Back at Ya! special. From February 1 through May 1, 2019, it was listed and available for download for 100 platinum points at My Nintendo.[12]
Kid Icarus Action
Production I.G Yes 3 "Thanatos Rising" involves a fight between Pit and one of Medusa's commanders, Thanatos.
Action Studio 4°C "Medusa's Revenge" 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 "Palutena's Revolting Dinner" features Palutena as the main character and “her attempts to deal with a great catastrophe in her Skyworld home”. It involves her attempting to cook a meal for herself and Pit, only for the ingredients to come to life and begin wreaking havoc.
BearShark Comedy CollegeHumor Yes 13 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 Yes 12 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 HD
How to Win at Super Smash Bros. Tutorial Nintendo Yes 10 A tutorial show about how to win at Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Bravest Warriors Comedy
Science fantasy
Science fiction
Frederator Studios Yes 29 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 Yes 26 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 Yes 5 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 Does not appear 10 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 Yes 4 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 Yes 26 Follow your favorite WWE fighters as how they try to get a job in Slam City.
Oscar's Oasis Comedy TeamTO Does not appear ? 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 Yes 7 Two monsters fight to get a bite to eat in a New York City overran by creatures.
Marshmallow People Comedy Film Cow Yes 1 Two marshmallows go on a quest to cure their boredom.
Charlie the Unicorn Comedy Film Cow Yes 1 Charlie and two other unicorns search for Candy Mountain.
Llamas with Hats Comedy Film Cow Yes 1 Carl the llama wreaks havoc on civilization, much to the displeasure of Paul the llama.
Blue Man Group Nau Shorts Comedy Music Nau, Blue Man Group Yes 5 The Blue Man Group get into different situations based on whatever they find in their gray room, whether it be a large remote or "upgrade" switch.

Music videos[edit]

Title Artist/group Ref(s)
"The Fighter" Gym Class Heroes
"So Good" B.o.B.
"Shake Ya Boogie" Mocean Worker
"Burn it Down" Linkin Park
"White Knuckles"[c] OK Go [13]
"All Is Not Lost" OK Go [14]
"Breakn' a Sweat" Skrillex ft. The Doors
"Monster Man" Devo
"Save World, Get Girl" I Fight Dragons [15]
"Windows Down" Big Time Rush [16]
"It Girl" Jason Derulo
"Not Your Fault" Awolnation [17]
"The Rifle's Spiral" The Shins
"Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" Foster the People
"Gang of Rhythm" Walk off the Earth
"Kill Your Heroes" Awolnation
"Wicked World" Osaka Popstar
"Insects" Osaka Popstar
"Winter Bird" Aurora

Movie trailers[edit]

Due to the promotional nature of film trailers, it may not be possible for any to return in any form.


On February 27, 2014, Nintendo Australia announced the service would be terminated in the Oceanian region (Australia and New Zealand) as of March 31, 2014.[18] Nintendo of Europe also announced on the same day that they would be terminating the Nintendo Video service on the same date.[19] Nintendo also announced the end of the service on that date, ending it on March 31, 2014 as well.[20]

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 was being phased out in favor of an eponymous category on the Nintendo eShop's main page (already available at the time), where users could watch most past videos as well as future ones.[21] To replace the Nintendo Video feature, a few months after the My Nintendo service released, videos for permanent download became a common reward that could be bought with My Nintendo coins. Videos would commonly make returns due to popularity or stay longer due to positive fan reception. EShop for 3DS shut down on March 27, 2023, making the remaining videos unwatchable.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ In Japanese as Nintendo Video (Japanese: ニンテンドービデオ, Hepburn: Nintendō Bideo)
  2. ^ Most videos were still available on Nintendo eShop, but eShop for 3DS was discontinued on March 27, 2023, making all the remaining videos unwatchable.
  3. ^ The 3D version of the "White Knuckles" music video was made available again for a period of time via the North American Nintendo eShop. It has since been removed.


  1. ^ eShop news
  2. ^ Daniel Vuckovic (14 July 2011). "Nintendo Video Channel for Nintendo 3DS goes live in Europe and Australia". Vooks.net. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Download the free Nintendo Video application, only for Nintendo 3DS". Nintendo. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 3 November 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  4. ^ Kaluska, Aaron (July 21, 2011). "Nintendo Video Goes Live in North America". Nintendo World Report. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "E3: Threediots is the killer app the 3DS has been needing — Destructoid". Destructoid. 7 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Dafabet Đăng Ký_Link vào không bị chặn ♥". Archived from the original on 2014-08-31. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. ^ "Kid Icarus: Uprising Animated Shorts Detailed | Siliconera". www.siliconera.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08.
  8. ^ "Nintendo and CollegeHumor Team up for 3D Animated Series BearShark on Nintendo Video for 3DS". 7 February 2013. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  9. ^ "BearShark Interview with CollegeHumor - Interview". Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  10. ^ "The Legend of Zelda and Pikmin Headline Entertaining New Shows for Nintendo Video". Gonintendo. Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  11. ^ "Shaun the Sheep 3D shorts coming to Nintendo Video". GAME. 20 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  12. ^ "(Video): Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (Nintendo 3DS)". My Nintendo. Archived from the original on August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "My Nintendo Store – Nintendo Official Site". Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  14. ^ "My Nintendo Store – Nintendo Official Site". Archived from the original on 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  15. ^ "My Nintendo Store – Nintendo Official Site". Archived from the original on 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  16. ^ "My Nintendo Store – Nintendo Official Site". Archived from the original on 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  17. ^ "My Nintendo Store – Nintendo Official Site". Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  18. ^ "Termination of Nintendo Video for Nintendo 3DS". Nintendo Australia. 2014-02-27. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  19. ^ "End of Nintendo Video service on Nintendo 3DS". Archived from the original on 13 April 2024. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  20. ^ "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". Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  21. ^ Doolan, Liam (2015-06-05). "The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America". Nintendo Life. Archived from the original on 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2015-06-05.

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