The Cloud Partnership Makes SpotPass More Useful
Nintendo has announced that a deal with The Cloud will bring 5,000 new 3DS wireless hotspots to the UK. Existing Cloud hotspots will allow the 3DS to automatically download game content and videos via the SpotPass feature, which should help make the feature a lot more useful. And relevant, more to the point.
In the latest press release, Nintendo expect that the new deal will ensure that more gamers take their 3DS out and about - at least, as long as its biblically woeful battery life will allow.
The Cloud partnership represents another exciting step that will continue to expand its appeal and encourage owners to take their Nintendo 3DS systems with them wherever they go, offering different and unique experiences everyday [sic]. - Nintendo UK marketing director Dawn Paine
Ninty also delivered a swift dig to Sony's upcoming PS Vita portable console by suggesting that Wi-Fi connections are much more relevant to handheld gamers than 3G.
This is what Wi-Fi offers compared to a technology such as 3G, which struggles to handle really rich, data-hungry video content.
The 3DS price cut will be taking place this Friday, and with any luck, Nintendo should be able to prove that the 3DS is a much more attractive purchase compared to when it launched nearly five months ago.