3DS Shopping Channel revealed

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has revealed the 3DS Shopping Channel at an investor briefing today, highlighting a number of key features that should drag Nintendo’s online marketplace efforts into the modern world. 

The first big improvement is the bundling of product sales and promotion into one place, so you can get information on your potential purchases without having to look elsewhere. Details, movies and demos will all be available on a game’s sale page. Games will be available on themed “racks” to help you find a particular genre, and titles can also be sorted by date, popularity and a search function. 

It all sounds fairly rudimentary, but even the Wii lacks some basic features that would make it a far more convenient experience. The 3DS has been designed to encourage “window shopping” and efficient browsing, something that Nintendo’s online stores have desperately needed. 

There’s a video demonstration of it below. Check it out!

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has revealed the 3DS Shopping Channel at an investor briefing today, highlighting a number of key features that should drag Nintendo’s online marketplace efforts into the modern world. 

The first big improvement is the bundling of product sales and promotion into one place, so you can get information on your potential purchases without having to look elsewhere. Details, movies and demos will all be available on a game’s sale page. Games will be available on themed “racks” to help you find a particular genre, and titles can also be sorted by date, popularity and a search function. 

It all sounds fairly rudimentary, but even the Wii lacks some basic features that would make it a far more convenient experience. The 3DS has been designed to encourage “window shopping” and efficient browsing, something that Nintendo’s online stores have desperately needed. 

There’s a video demonstration of it below. Check it out!{{page_break}}

Jim Sterling