Hulu Plus hits Wii, 3DS this year

TV on-demand service coming soon to Nintendo platforms; handheld adding 3D video recording feature with November system update.

Nintendo is expanding the video-on-demand offerings of its primary platforms, as today the company confirmed that Hulu Plus will be made available on the Wii and 3DS by the end of this year. Additionally, the Mario maker confirmed that it would be adding 3D video recording functionality to the 3DS next month.

Hulu hits Nintendo's systems later this year.

Nintendo will enable 3D video recording on its latest handheld with a November system update. Once their systems are properly updated, users will be able to capture up to 10 minutes of footage to be displayed on the glasses-free 3D handheld, as well as make their own 3D stop-motion animations. Nintendo is also using the system update to introduce new puzzles and dungeons for the system's built-in StreetPass-centric Mii Plaza and Find Mii minigames, respectively.

Already available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Hulu Plus is a subscription-based service that lets users stream TV episodes from networks like Fox, ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, and more. It also features a selection of films. The service costs $7.99 a month and includes "limited" advertising in programs.

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penpusher
penpusher

Not much use to me at all, HULU isnt available in the UK and I cant see 3D effects...meh

penpusher
penpusher

@gkhalifa dont really understand how people come to that conclusion, its not as if they've lost their entire fortune

gkhalifa
gkhalifa

Nintendo is just trying not to sink and survive....

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

@BelmontWolf I know,I guarantee they'd sell a mess of 3DS' if they had a 3D Flipnote Studio. I'd be so happy. Flipnote Studio became almost like a mini YouTube,and it still keeps me coming back to my ol' DSi.

Shadowmax889
Shadowmax889

@clark28kent it is imposible to have skype on 3DS because Skype is owned by microsoft

packtop
packtop

I'm not expecting much with the 3D video recording but still can wait to try it. I couldn't care less about Hulu and it probably won't be released in Canada anyway. And only new puzzles and dungeons for Mii Plaza ? Nintendo said before they wanted to make a new mini game for the Plaza now just adding more stuff to the already existing game...

clark28kent
clark28kent

i hope 3ds system has skype video call capable that is cool...

zyxahn
zyxahn

If something showing video on a 3D system, it should be viewable in 3D. At any rate now with makeing your own 3D being available, now everyone can star shooting their own porn in 3D. Yeah I said it. >_

BelmontWolf
BelmontWolf

this is all fine and dandy but i really want to know more about flipnote memo =/ are we still getting it?

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

I'm curious as to see how recording in 3D is like, I can picture it in my mind how it must be but let's wait and see.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

YES! Now when I kick netflix to the curb,I can still watch stuff in 3D.

hush404
hush404

Ehh, really not news at all for ANYONE outside of the USA... as hulu is blocked everywhere except there.

TimboII
TimboII

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS! Wait, I live in Canada where nothing good is ever available to me...

moviequest14
moviequest14

Not really any reason to do this..with on-demand cable and netflix via my 3ds I can watch 90% of the shows I want,whenever I want to anyways..why pay $7.99? I would rather use it to put towards getting actual games.But at least the option is open I guess.Would've been nice to have had the more ad-filled free/basic version also.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

I just hope I can watch old TV shows for free on my 3DS... unlike Netflix where you gotta pay to watch.

King9999
King9999

I assume Canada will be left in the dark again. Thanks, CRTC.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I really can't stand Hulu. Nothing but ads and interruptions. There are much better sites for watching tv shows on. ;)

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Not into HULU or Netflix anymore. Better late than never I guess.

franzito
franzito

I really like modern things but I don't use it...

franzito
franzito

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Flint247
Flint247

This was unexpected, but great news for the Wii and 3DS. :D I can't wait to use the 3D video capture. :)

MCenturion
MCenturion

Sweet I love Hulu. I'm not a big Netflix fan. Just my personal preference. I have nothing against the company itself. There's just more things that I like to watch on Hulu.

Bowser05
Bowser05

I don't care what naysayers say, but I've been extremely satisfied with the 3DS so far and every new feature has been something I have been using so far. I look forward to the update.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Nice. I always wanted to watch television shows on a tiny screen and with tinny sound. Seriously, the Hulu app is free. So, I can't really complain.

Vickman178
Vickman178

Nintendo also made a messaging system for the 3DS, so you can talk to your friends now :)

JoInfo
JoInfo

Hulu Plus is overpriced, and overrated. About 75% of it's content is basic cable sitcoms, very poor (almost non-existent) movie selection, and even though you pay for it, you still have to sit through commercials throughout your program. Maybe if basic Hulu was included, it would be worth it. But it isn't. Netflix is the better choice hands down.

kuninushi
kuninushi

Nice, more StreetPass content!

AxMxH
AxMxH

wonder that plus will work in saudi arbia O_o

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

To be honest its a waste of a service I tried it out on 360 for a bit and was really disappointed with it.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

So they're only getting access to Hulu Plus, and not the free version?

starduke
starduke

Hmm, that's good for people who are pissed at Netflix because of what they did with the DVDs. However, paying a sub for something with ads would be to much like cable TV. That's one good thing about Netflix, no commercials.

vega13mv
vega13mv

hm, Hulu or Netflix? which one is a better service? Thumb me up for Hulu(green) down for Netflix(red)