Nintendo has made deals with various Wi-Fi hotspot owners to offer its Nintendo 3DS customers free Wi-Fi access at 25,000 locations nationwide beginning Tuesday.
Free Wi-Fi access will be available at some 200 malls owned by Simon Property Group along with more than 1,000 Best Buy locations. Nintendo 3DS users can also connect to At&T Wi-Fi hotpots a no charge.
"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," Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement.
Dovetailing with the announcement, Nintendo also announced a software update to the gaming device that adds a new content marketplace called eShop and a Web browser. Nintendo said the eShop will feature movie trailers, video games, and other content that can be downloaded to the 3DS. The device's browser will support the viewing of 3D content. The Best Buy service will also include exclusive offers as well as additional entertainment content such as gaming extras and movie trailers.
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