Nintendo TVii, the publisher’s Wii U exclusive service that attempts to collect media from different streaming services and compile them for convenience, isn’t coming to Europe after all. The service launched in North America about a month later than the Wii U back in 2012. Now, we’re finally getting more news about the service. It’s a shame that it’s bad news.
Nintendo has also accompanied the news with a formal written announcement. Sorry, Nintendo of Europe lovers. The good news is that Nintendo plans to continue service on the Nintendo Anime Channel.
“At Nintendo of Europe, we continue to challenge ourselves to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy. Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, regrettably we have taken the decision not to launch the Nintendo TVii service within the European region. Although on this occasion we did not anticipate such challenges, we will always strive to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all our users to enjoy.
“With this in mind, Nintendo of Europe has launched the Nintendo Anime Channel, a new video-on-demand service on Nintendo 3DS which offers users the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon, Kirby, and Inazuma Eleven. New content will be added regularly and access to this service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.”