Nintendo Video

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Nintendo Video
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Nintendo Video logo
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS
  • JP: July 13, 2011
  • NA: July 21, 2011

Nintendo Video (Japanese: ニンテンドービデオ, Hepburn: Nintendō Bideo) was an application for the Nintendo 3DS which downloads hand-picked[1] 3D and 2D video content from CollegeHumor, Blue Man Group, Channel Frederator Network 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 including Oscar's Oasis and Magic Tricks for the Nintendo 3DS.[2][3] New content could be automatically downloaded via SpotPass, replacing the old content. It became available in North America on July 21, 2011.[4] As of June 29, 2015, the app is no longer functional or available for download in any region. However, by July 2015, albeit no longer a downloadable app, the Nintendo Video name now refers to a permanent Nintendo eShop category for video content.

Despite the fact that the video content from Nintendo Video had been downloaded at no additional cost, unlike the Nintendo eShop, the application was not functional outside the console's official jurisdictions due to issues of video licensing. This had been loop-holed[clarification needed] when the video content started appearing on the Nintendo eShop itself. Nintendo Video was discontinued shortly after.


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

On February 27, 2014, Nintendo Australia announced they are terminating the service in the Oceanian region (Australia and New Zealand) as of March 31, 2014.[6] Nintendo of Europe also announced on the same day that they would be terminating the Nintendo Video service on the same date.[7] Nintendo also announced the end of the service on that date, ending it on March 31, 2014 as well.[8]

On June 5, 2015, Nintendo of America sent out a SpotPass notification to all of the app's active users informing them that the app was being phased out in favor of an eponymous category on the Nintendo eShop's main page (already available at the time) where users can watch most past videos as well as future ones.[9] To replace the Nintendo Video feature, a few months after the My Nintendo service released, videos for permanent download became a common reward that could be bought with My Nintendo coins. Videos would commonly make returns due to popularity or stay longer due to positive fan reception.

List of content previously offered[edit]

Starting June 2015, many of the shows listed below can be viewed on-demand via the North American Nintendo eShop, permanently categorized under "Nintendo Video". More videos are added every Thursday.


Title Genre Studio Details Ref(s)
Dinosaur Office Comedy CollegeHumor Claymation series following an office where all workers are dinosaurs. [10]
Baman and Piderman Black Comedy Mondo Media This parody to Batman and Spiderman follows the short adventures about two guys named Baman and Piderman.
Shaun the Sheep Comedy Aardman Animation Three original episodes of the TV show refilmed in 3D.
Kirby: Right Back At Ya! 3D Comedy
Warpstar Inc. 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. [11]
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. [12][13]
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 [14]
How to Win at Super Smash Bros. Tutorial Nintendo A tutorial show about how to win at Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
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. [14]
Cartoon Conspiracies Comedy 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 BONUS.CO.JP 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. [14]
WWE Slam City Comedy Action WWE Follow your favorite WWE fighters as how they try to get a job in Slam City.
Oscar's Oasis Comedy TeamTO A lizard named Oscar lives in a desert, usually trying to find food and/or water. Popy, a Fennec Fox; Buck, a Vulture; and Harchi, a Hyena, often compete with him over these essentials, riding in their battered cart through the desert.
Meat or Die Comedy BONUS.CO.JP Two monsters fight to get a bite to eat in a New York City overran by creatures.

Music videos[edit]

Title Artist/group Ref(s)
The Fighter Gym Class Heroes
So Good B.o.B.
Shake Ya Boogie Mocean Worker
Burn it Down Linkin Park
White Knuckles OK Go [15]
All Is Not Lost 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]
It Girl Jason Derulo
Not Your Fault Awolnation [19]
The Rifle's Spiral The Shins
Don't Stop (Color on the walls) Foster the People
Gang of Rhythm Walk off the Earth
Kill Your Heroes Awolnation

Movie trailers[edit]

Due to the promotional nature of film trailers, it may not be possible for any to return in any form.

See also[edit]


  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". Nintendo. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  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". Destructoid. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Termination of Nintendo Video for Nintendo 3DS". Nintendo Australia. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  7. ^ "End of Nintendo Video service on Nintendo 3DS". Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  8. ^ "ニンテンドー3DS用サービス『ニンテンドービデオ』終了のお知らせ". Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ Doolan, Liam (2015-06-05). "The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
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