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Nintendo offering 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS gamers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 04 Jun 2011 1:40 User comments (2)

Nintendo offering 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS gamers Beginning next week, Nintendo will begin offering 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS gamers, giving them a chance to download from the eShop or play online games even when not at home.
Thanks to a partnership with Simon Property Group, a massive real estate owner/developer, the free Wi-Fi will go live at 200 Simon shopping malls in the U.S. on June 7th.

With the new 200 hotspots, 3DS gamers now have access at over 25,000 spots, including 1000 Best Buy stores and 24,000 AT&T hotspots.

Notes Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime (via 24/7):

With thousands of free Wi-Fi access points through our alliances, Nintendo 3DS users across the country can instantly enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences wherever and whenever they like.

In addition to a strong lineup of games and the ability to view 3D content without special glasses, the system makes it easy for people to connect with their surroundings and each other, even when they’re away from home.

The eShop goes live in the U.S. the day before, June 6th, giving users a place to browse and purchase downloadable content.

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2 user comments

14.6.2011 14:35

I thought the eshop open when 3d went on sale no?

25.6.2011 05:37

Nintendo isn't offering 25,000 hot spots...they did a deal with one company to offer 200 hotspots in addition to the hotspots that were there already.

You might as well say that HP, Toshiba, IBM, Microsoft, or Pokemon is providing 24,800 hotspots to their customers.

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