Better late than never would be the best way to describe Nintendo’s entry into the video streaming market, as the Japanese gaming giant has finally announced that Hulu Plus will be arriving on the Wii and 3DS handheld console in the near future, where a press release mentioned that that the service will arrive on “both systems by the end of the year.”
This would come across as not surprise as Nintendo works to make sure the Wii U will be a success when it is released. Since it will still take months before the Wii U makes an impact, they will need to do something to ensure the Wii is still able to put up a fight against the Xbox 360 and Sony PS3. I would like to think that throwing in a major new streaming service such as Hulu Plus might just keep a select number of fans happy.
The question is, how much will you need to commit each month? Hulu Plus will cost you $7.99 monthly, where you are able to enjoy content from ABC, NBC, Fox, Comedy Central, and MTV amongst others. While this sees Nintendo play catch up to its rivals, at least they did not dilly dally for too long.