In a statement sent to Joystiq, Nintendo has confirmed that “Nintendo’s short-form video service that delivers special video content for Nintendo 3DS systems will launch in North America later this summer.” This is the same Nintendo Video that has launched in Europe and Japan, but with its own content unique to the region. It is also mentioned that support for Netflix will be arriving “soon,” but that’s as specific as it gets.
The full quote is after the break.
Nintendo’s short-form video service that delivers special video content for Nintendo 3DS systems will launch in North America later this summer. In addition, Netflix members who have an unlimited plan starting at $7.99 a month and access to a broadband wireless Internet connection will soon be able to download a free Netflix application that allows them to watch movies and TV shows on their Nintendo 3DS systems at no extra charge. These services will add to the wealth of games and entertainment content currently available via the Nintendo eShop.
So even though North Americans have to wait a little longer I think they’re getting the better deal.