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Is this the end of Nintendo Video in North America? That’s a very strong possibility given a new message distributed by SpotPass today.

In the message, Nintendo states that Nintendo Video content is moving to the eShop. You’ll be able to watch past shows by visiting the digital store.

Nintendo Video hasn’t seen much promotion in recent months, so it’d hardly be a surprise to see it come to a close. I hate to say it, but there’s not much need for the app at present.

Thanks to DJMusicClues for the tip.

Last night, Nintendo announced that it will soon be closing the Nintendo Video service in Japan. The same news has now been confirmed for Europe as well. On March 31, Nintendo Video will no longer be supported. We’re still waiting to hear if this also applies to North America.


We have one more notable piece of news from coming out of Japan tonight. On March 31, the Nintendo Video app for 3DS will no longer be supported.

It’ll be interesting to see how Nintendo Video is handled in North America and Europe. In the US, the Big N previously pushed it pretty heavily, partnering with the likes of CollegeHumor for BearShark and Dinosaur Office.


Nintendo has announced five new series for Nintendo Video, set to debut as new shows for the app’s fall lineup. Starting November 1, 3DS users can view shorts relating to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Pikmin 3.

Here’s the full lineup: