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Nintendo unlikely to go with 3D for next home console

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Mar 2011 17:14 User comments (4)

Nintendo unlikely to go with 3D for next home console Despite the early success in sales of Nintendo 3DS systems, the Wii-maker says it is unlikely to go with 3D in its next home console.
It is unknown when Nintendo will offer a new home console to the industry. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime knows that 3D is a very unlikely feature for the console to be equipped with however.

"Glasses-free is a big deal," Fils-Aime said. "We've not said publicly what the next thing for us will be in the home console space, but based on what we've learned on 3D, likely, that won't be it."

Nintendo director and producer Hideki Konno said that Nintendo is resisting developing for 3D simply because of the glasses requirement. "I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work. In order to make 3D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3D."

Nintendo launched the 3DS handheld console last week delivering a form of glasses-free 3D to gamers. It quickly became Nintendo's fastest selling portable system of all time.

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4 user comments

130.3.2011 17:43

Wasted the money on the 3DS for 3D, at least the console won't.

230.3.2011 17:55

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I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work. In order to make 3D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3D.
You mean the VIRTUAL BOY??? LOL

331.3.2011 3:06

Good to know someone knows 3D is just a gimmick. Just go play virtual boy...

41.4.2011 10:22

3ds is good, i dont know what these comments above are on about "wasted the money" wtf clearly these people dont own one, the technology is good, fighting a dragon on my bed was awesome, & the technology is only gonna get better, we just need more games & ar cards, & i do feel that portable games should cost a max of 20/$25 because games on big home consoles are pretty much the same price n i think its a bit of a joke

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