Written by Stephen Hedges:
There are certain perks to owning a handheld game system. Most of the time the perks fall upon portability; the ability to sit in church while ripping away on Super Mario Brothers or God of War, depending on the system. But as of late, people want to watch videos more than play games, though it does make sense. Who wouldn’t want to watchPiranha 3DD while on the way to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving? It is better than singing ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall again.
On the 3DS there is little to enjoy, sadly, in the realm of the video world. Netflix is the only one so far. But for the Japanese, that changes this summer. In mid-to-late August the Japanese 3DS community will be able to download a Hulu app. It is supposed to be as simple and easy to use as the Netflix app, the top screen displays the video while the touch pad represents the control portion of the application. It is aimed to expand the range of owners and fans alike, a strong move on Nintendo’s part. A United States release date has yet to be announced, but Japan will soon be surfing television streaming from their couches to their subways in August.