Nintendo's Pay-Per-View Vending Machine


Look out iTunes video store! Nintendo and AM3 are now distributing video content for the GBA Movie Player this winter in Japan. Taking the form of an old-school "Gashapon" (toy capsule) machine, this device allows you to insert your GBA movie player flash memory card, crank a handle and instantly download anime episodes to watch on your GBA. Episodes are around 25 minutes each and priced at 300-yen to download, with popular shows being offered, such as Pokemon and Detective Conan. There even appears to be a "free content" button, presumably giving you trailers, etc. The machines will be dotted around at Japanese Pokemon Centers, Toys "R" Us stores and other kid-friendly outlets.

Nintendo's Pay-Per-View Vending Machine

Gashapon How-To [Product Page]