Nintendo DS launches big non-games push

New console to host downloadable 3D content.
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Nintendo has announced that it is to provide a variety of downloadable 3D content for its new 3DS.

The games and console manufacturer has teamed up with Aardman, Sky Sports 3D and Eurosport to provide the downloadable content, and Nintendo claimed at the new console’s special preview in Amsterdam that a wide range of 3D programming will be available through the 3DS.

Aardman Animation co-founder, David Sproxton, also spoke at the event about his company’s partnership with Nintendo. The Aardman studio, famed for Wallace & Gromit and Creature Comforts, previously helped Nintendo promote its FlipNote Studio software. Now it will produce original content for its 3DS, starting with exclusive 3D short films based on Shaun the Sheep.

Nintendo also announced special partnerships with Eurosport and Sky Sports 3D, which will allow 3DS owners to download sports coverage to their new handheld.

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