Although the high price of the Nintendo 3DS deterred many potential customers at first, the company seems determined to really give the customers what they want. In addition to the somewhat recent price drop, Nintendo is also releasing a whole slew of new games and features that will “make Nintendo 3DS a smart gift option this holiday season,” said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
As a precursor to their exciting system update, Nintendo has released a new 3D animation available for download from the eShop, and will “soon” (though no exact date has been set) begin to deliver 3D music videos. These new 3D videos seem to simply be gearing fans up for the end of November, when Nintendo’s big update will hit.
So what’s the next big thing for the Nintendo 3DS?
3D video capture! This feature will let users to record 3D video (up to 10 minutes in length), and also allow for the creation of 3d stop motion animation videos. The update will also add a new dungeon to the system’s Find Mii mini-game, and new puzzles to the StreetPass Mii Plaza. Additional updates have not yet been disclosed but will be announced at a later date.
In a separate update, Nintendo is also bringing Hulu Plus to the 3DS and Wii systems before the end of the year. Hulu Plus is an outside service that costs $7.99 per month, already available for streaming on PC and other consoles as well as many mobile devices, so Nintendo console owners will no longer be out of the loop.
And as if the above weren’t enough to convince you to put a 3DS on your holiday wishlist (if you don’t already have one), Nintendo is also releasing a ton of highly-anticipated games before the end of the year: Pokémon Rumble Blast on October 24, Super Mario 3D Land on November 13 and Mario Kart 7 on December 4, as well as four new eShop games.
The official press release, including trailers and other media, can be found online at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111021005262/en.