3DS To Get "Bookstore Anywhere" eBook Service In Japan

3DS eBook Reader "Bookstore Anywhere" Unofficial Mockup Title Screen
Librica together with major game publishing companies such as ASCII Media Works and SquareEnix is set to launch an eBook service for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan.

The service will be called "Bookstore Anywhere" and will launch on October 20th. Like Netflix, the app to use the service will be free of charge and can be downloaded through the Japanese eShop.

There will be 100 manga series initially and will be sold around 400-500 yen (roughly $5-$6). 3DS owners  who downloaded the app will also occasionally receive free magazines through the 3DS's wireless functions. Aside from manga and magazines, the company also expressed plans to handle light novels.

So are we gonna have 3D images on the magazines and books too? Visit us again for more 3DS news!

Source: Nikkei
1 comment Discuss in forums Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012

Gaignun said...

How is this going to work? How am I suppose to hold the unit while I read?

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