Nintendo’s Wii U has been undoubtedly struggling since its launch, with low sales figures and marginal adoption. At E3, Nintendo is not swallowing its pride and is instead trying to salvage the piece of hardware with a new product called Amiibos, which amount to essentially plastic action figures. They also act as physical memory cards and interact with the Wii U via NFC – but will they even be successful? Or will they just be a flash in the pan for the console that appears on its way out?
Hulu, the streaming web content service, announced that it will be providing access to its library to users of the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL, and the Nintendo 2DS. The two companies worked together to provide a uniform experience across the handheld gaming devices that leverages the unique dual screen option provided by the device. It means that users will be able to browse through content on the bottom screen while playing a video on the top screen. What’s more, Hulu users who have the 3DS and a Wii will be able to swap a show from the Wii to the 3DS as you wish. It seems like a robust system, and is yet another reason for cord cutters to, well, cut the cord.
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