The highly touted and probably seldom used Nintendo TVii service –  that launched in North America many moons ago –  has been cancelled in Europe.

The service was supposed to merge TV watching with the Nintendo Wii U GamePad, but never really took off as a useful aspect of the Wii U.

According to Nintendo..

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.

How many in North America still use the Nintendo TVii service? What are your thoughts on it?