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3DS Conference 2011 Videos Available on Japan eShop

by Danny Bivens - September 13, 2011, 2:48 am EDT
Total comments: 3

Gamers in Japan can check out 2D and 3D trailers from the conference directly on their 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS owners in Japan can watch various video clips from the 3DS Conference. The videos are divided up onto several pages on the eShop. After scrolling to the right of the Nintendo Ambassador Certificate page, users can view a 2D compilation trailer of all of the announced titles that were made at the conference. The run time is a little over two minutes long.

After continuing to the next page on the right, you will come across a page featuring 2D streaming trailers for many (if not all) of the titles shown and developer interviews about titles such as Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and even an Animal Crossing Roundtable of sorts. The videos vary in length from one to upwards of ten minutes long.

Lastly, 3D trailers are available to download directly to your 3DS. They are broken up onto two pages, with 15 on the first page, and 14 on the second page - a total of 29 videos available for download. Nintendo did something similar shortly after E3 on the eShop in Japan. There is no word whether or not these videos will be made available on eShops outside of Japan.


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)September 13, 2011

This was my first experience of "downloading" a video on my 3DS rather than streaming it, and oh boy was it an "experience".

I'm just gob-smacked that Nintendo expect people to download several 50-100mb files to their 3DS home screen, sit through the eShop download animation like you were "buying" them, play them once, then go through several unintuitive menus to delete them all.

Question 1: Why do I have not one but TWO video apps with StreetPass TV and Nintendo Video, yet neither of them have video-game content on.

Question 2: If I do have 2 dedicated VIDEO apps, why in hell would I go to the eShop to watch videos? Confusing and stupid.

Question 3: If both the aforementioned video apps can stream 3+ minute clips of video in 3D, why do I suddenly need to download them as files and put them on my home screen to play them?

Nintendo, get your shit together with videos.

Oh and put (free!) demos on the eShop.

RasSeptember 13, 2011

I downloaded all the E3 videos and kept them because I continue to watch them.  My only complaint is having them clutter up the main screen.  I wish there was a way to have a Games folder and a Video folder, or any other kind of folder I want to consolidate everything I have.  I guess you could just get a Video SD card, but I'm not planning to do that any time soon.

I hope I can download the latest Paper Mario/Mario Land/Mario Kart vids in the US.  I'll watch them quite a bit.

It really does clutter it up, Ras. Not only do I still have all of my E3 videos as well, the Ambassador games as well as my VC and other downloads make it a big mess. I could start hoping for some kind of a folder system or something, but that would almost just be a waste. Nintendo, please surprise me!

And yes, JC, downloading all of these videos is a right pain the rear end.

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