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Hulu Plus expanding to Nintendo Wii and 3DS

Hulu, the streaming TV show and movie service, may not be on the sales block anymore (at least for the moment) but it is expanding into other platforms. Today, Nintendo announced that the downloadable Hulu Plus app will soon be available for owners of its Wii and 3DS game consoles. The Hulu Plus app should be available for download by the end of 2011.

Hulu Plus subscribers pay a $7.99 monthly fee for access to the app which are also available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles. Hulu recently announced that it now has over one million subscribers who access the Hulu Plus services which allows its users access to more TV episodes from shows from FOX, NBC and ABC.

Nintendo also announced today that around the end of November it will release a system update for the 3DS portable game console. Among other things, the update will add the ability for the 3DS to record up to 10 minutes of 3D video. It will also add a way for 3DS owners to create their own 3D stop-motion animation videos.

Nintendo has been struggling with declining sales of its Wii console in the US in recent months compared to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Its 3DS console, which launched in the US in March 2011 for $249, didn't sell as well as expected, causing Nintendo to slash the price of the 3DS in August down to $169.

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