GDC 11: 3DS Will Have Netflix

The establishment of game hardware as movie hardware continues apace, with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie dropping a bombshell on the assembled multitudes during his appearance at the GDC 2011 keynote today.

As the title of this article makes plain, 3DS will support Netflix. Thanks to its extensive suite of internet connectivity options, you’ll be able to stream movies directly to your handheld when you’re not busy collecting Pokemon, or saving the land of Hyrule.

What’s more, you’ll be able to pause a movie on your 3DS and resume watching on your Netflix-enabled Wii, and vice versa. And if even this doesn’t sound addicting enough, Fils-Amie was excited to announce that in addition to the movie streaming service’s vast library of 2D content, a new raft of 3D content is being prepared to take advantage of the handheld’s glasses-free 3D technology.

Why are you still reading this article! Shouldn’t you be placing a pre-order? The 3DS is available in North American on March 27th.

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