Nintendo 3DS adds sports highlights

Sports highlights have arrived on the 3DS via the Nintendo Zone.

Owners who connect to a Nintendo Zone location will be able to access football, basketball, and baseball videos through Fox Soccer, NBA Digital, and

Offerings will be updated weekly with new video packages, top 10 plays, and weekly round-ups. Players will also have the ability to view 3D images of the sporting events, and save them.

"Nintendo 3DS owners will now get access to their favorite sports content at thousands of Nintendo Zone locations across the country," stated Nintendo of America’s director of strategic partnerships Zach Fountain. "With video highlights, weekly recaps and exclusive 3D collectible images, fans can connect with their sports passion as they carry their Nintendo 3DS."

Nintendo Zone refers to a smattering of special wifi access points in restaurants, airports, malls, and other public areas. The service launched in 2011 and has playable demos, coupons, trivia, information, and television episodes to offer as well as the just added sports portion.

Nintendo previously explored the sports landscape years ago with the Seattle Mariners "Fan Network" on the Nintendo DS.

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