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SpotPass TV Canceled in Japan

by Danny Bivens - May 12, 2012, 1:43 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://andriasang.com/con0zh/3ds_tv_service/, (Andriasang)

Hearts are broken and souls are shattered as Nintendo pulls the plug on the free 3DS 3D video service. 

Itsu no Ma ni Terebi, also known as SpotPass TV, is going to be shut down for good on June 20 in Japan. The service, which launched on June 19, 2011, is a joint service between Nihon TV and Fuji TV that brings free 3D video content to Nintendo 3DS users in Japan. Types of content included programming teaching you how to do magic tricks, Japanese idol sumo wrestling, sports, 3D dating, and more. There was no reason given for the cancelation.

You can read more about some of the content that was included in service here.


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)May 12, 2012

Danny I think you're the only guy who'd be upset by this news.
I'm just glad to clear some clutter off my home screen! :P:

The only thing I liked was the animal thing like 1 out of 10 times, everything else was just stupid!
Nintendo Video app is way better, Kid Icarus anime, Kirby anime, music videos, Shaun the Sheep - all hotness all the time! (by that I mean once a month, maybe)

But Nintendo Video can't take you on 3D dates, train rides (now they're going places by boat through rivers in Tokyo!), and learn lame magic tricks! Clearly, the big wigs behind Nintendo Video are all part of some kind of conspiracy to eliminate the superior 3DS video application.


LOL as the overwhelming response in this comment thread and the bitter responses of Danny and James indicate, the removal of this service will not be taken lightly. #operationrainfall2

FZeroBoyoMay 12, 2012

This comes the day after the news that Nintendo is discontinuing the Aqua Blue system too... What's next?

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)May 12, 2012

A crap app and crappy 3DS colour gone in the same week, Nintendo is on FIRE!

E3 gonna be all winning, all the time. :)

If need be, I'll continue the service all by myself. I'm sure I can record the idol segments all by myself. Having a sumo match with myself...in a bikini?

I'm numawan?

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