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Nintendo Video

Nintendo Video

Nintendo Video logo

Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
  • INT July 13, 2011
  • NA July 21, 2011
Genre(s) Video

Nintendo Video (Japanese: ニンテンドービデオ Hepburn: Nintendō Bideo) is an application for the Nintendo 3DS which downloads hand-picked[1] 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.[2][3] New content can be automatically downloaded via SpotPass, replacing the old content. It became available in North America on July 21, 2011.[4]

Despite the fact that the video content from Nintendo Video can be downloaded at no additional cost, unlike the Nintendo eShop the application is not functional outside the console's official jurisdictions due to issues of video licensing. As of April 2014, Nintendo Video remains functional and available for North American Nintendo 3DS consoles only.


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

Nintendo Australia announced they are terminating the service in the Oceanian region (Australia and New Zealand) as of March 31, 2014.[6] Other PAL regions are unaffected, However, the UK's eShop also states that Nintendo Video will be removed, but on the 20th March. This may be an incorrect date, since the Nintendo UK webpage says that the service will be ending on the 31st as well. The Nintendo UK webpage about Nintendo Video confirms this.

On April 4, 2014, Nintendo Video shut down in Europe[other regions?]. Nintendo requested that users delete the software and extra data. Users who still have the software can no longer view videos.

Nintendo Video was also terminated in Japan on March 31, 2014. It is still currently running in North America.

List of content previously offered


Title Genre Studio Details Ref(s)
Dinosaur Office Comedy CollegeHumor Claymation series following an office where all workers are dinosaurs. [7]
Meat or Die Comedy Claymation/Hand-drawn series following two dinosaurs in constant escapades for food.
Shaun the Sheep Comedy Aardman Animation Three original episodes of the TV show refilmed in 3D.
Kirby: Right Back At Ya! 3D Comedy
A dubbed version of the 3D-animated Kirby: Right Back At Ya! special.
Kid Icarus Action
Production I.G This short involves a fight between Pit and one of Medusa’s commanders, Thanatos. [8]
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. [9][10]
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 [11]
Tomodachi life Lessons Comedy Nintendo The story about Two human Aliens that try to destroy the Earth using the Tomadachi video game. [12]
Bravest Warriors Comedy
Science fantasy
Science fiction
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. [13]
Cartoon Conspiracies 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. [14]
Wildheart Riukiu Comedy 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. [15]
WWE Slam City comedy action Follow your favorite WWE fighters how they try to get a job in slam city.

Music videos

Title Artist/group Ref(s)
The Fighter Gym Class Heroes
Shake Ya Boogie Mocean Worker
Burn it Down Linkin Park
White Knuckles OK Go [16]
Breakn' a Sweat Skrillex ft. The Doors
Monster Man Devo
Save World, Get Girl I Fight Dragons [17]
Windows Down Big Time Rush (band) [18]

Movie trailers

See also


  1. ^ eShop news
  2. ^ Daniel Vuckovic (14 July 2011). "Nintendo Video Channel for Nintendo 3DS goes live in Europe and Australia". Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Download the free Nintendo Video application, only for Nintendo 3DS".  
  4. ^ Kaluska, Aaron (July 21, 2011). "Nintendo Video Goes Live in North America". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "E3: Threediots is the killer app the 3DS has been needing - Destructoid".  
  6. ^ "Termination of Nintendo Video for Nintendo 3DS".  
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