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51 percent of gamers don't want 3D consoles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Oct 2011 23:49 User comments (19)

51 percent of gamers don't want 3D consoles According to a survey conducted by Games comparison and marketplace site Playr2.com, 51 percent of gamers don't care for 3D consoles.
The survey of 1001 "self-professed gamers" saw 51 percent vote against the introduction of 3D tech into future console releases while 47 percent said they would welcome the tech. The remaining 2 percent were undecided.

For those that were not in favor, 44 percent called it "unnecessary" and 28 percent said they were unimpressed by previous 3D offerings. The rest felt that the 3D tech would "impair the gaming experience."

Overall, 73 percent of those surveyed called 3DTVs "impractical" in general.

Says Playr (via Gpro):

Rumors are constantly flying around about the next big console releases, so we wanted to see what gamers would think about the possibility of a 3D enabled console. It was surprising to see that the majority were against it, but many seemed to be disappointed by the technology on the Nintendo 3DS and wouldn't like to see the technology spread to other consoles.

3D, given its current popularity in cinema and television, does seem to be the next logical step in gaming; but I think developers will have to be careful to tackle the issues that the Nintendo 3DS seemed to raise with motion sickness and the like. Our study proves that many think it to be unnecessary, or even an impairment on the gaming experience; so it will be interesting to see what happens when the consoles are finally released.

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19 user comments

13.10.2011 0:57

The PS3 is a 3D console.



33.10.2011 2:13

What kind of "gamers" are we talking about, here?

43.10.2011 3:07

The PS3 and 360 are not dedicated 3D consoles. If either of them required a 3D TV, you can bet that sales would be terrible.

I think a lot of the responses were based on existing technologies. Gamers know that you can only use 3D glasses for half an hour, and that is a major downfall. There are glasses-free displays, but they are extremely expensive, and we are not in economic boom times.



53.10.2011 3:34

This is where I say, LONG LIVE 2D! LONG LIVE SPRITES!

63.10.2011 3:34

Even with glasses free, arent you supposed to look away from the TV or device after 30 min?


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73.10.2011 6:39

Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Even with glasses free, arent you supposed to look away from the TV or device after 30 min?
I think it is an hour...and once we see IMAX-style displays (with passive glasses), that will be about 2 hours...and 2 hours would probably be enough for the average gamer (the average gamer being a "casual" gamer). None the less, IMAX-style screens in homes are still the domain of the ultra-rich, and it will be a very long time before you see an IMAX-style TV in any size for under $1000.


83.10.2011 10:57

It's all still mute if Steam is still choking out all the install requirements & play execution anyway. 30 minutes, 2 hours... hell, 10 seconds... What good is 3D if Steam keeps mucking up the works & won't let you play?


93.10.2011 15:36

Originally posted by LordRuss:
It's all still mute if Steam is still choking out all the install requirements & play execution anyway. 30 minutes, 2 hours... hell, 10 seconds... What good is 3D if Steam keeps mucking up the works & won't let you play?
huh?

103.10.2011 17:40

Some people dont care about 3d console because 1. they dont have or cant afford 3d hdtv.

2. cant see 3d even if they did own 3d hdtv.

113.10.2011 17:40

come out with holograms games then we can talk


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123.10.2011 17:57

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
come out with holograms games then we can talk
Hell, come out with "hologram" anything! Lol, as fun as it is to pop the 3D on for my 3DS to show it off, it only brings more limitations. Certain viewing angles, how long you can view, the compromise put forth for colors and depth-of-field (leading a viewer's eye to an important area is what I mean here). And the fact that people and their eyes are all very imperfect and somewhat unique. I just don't feel the technology is anywhere where it should be to consider it for everyday gaming or entertainment use, and I don't think stereoscopic imaging will improve too much further. Holograms in the future, and IMAX technology right now seem the proper steps, as mentioned.

134.10.2011 0:59

I'm still waiting for the iPhone...not the apple thing...the iPhone from Lawnmower Man 2.



144.10.2011 1:21

My biggest gripe about making any kind of big deal about 3D TV games is that there may be a distraction for developers to possibly waste time and resources on it that may be better put to other use.

154.10.2011 4:58

well if they would of polled me my vote would have been no what with being stereo-blind and all.


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164.10.2011 5:04

Originally posted by DXR88:
well if they would of polled me my vote would have been no what with being stereo-blind and all.

So you're like the people 'allergic' to MSG that try to convince everyone else it's therefore bad for everyone? ;-)

174.10.2011 16:57

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
So you're like the people 'allergic' to MSG that try to convince everyone else it's therefore bad for everyone? ;-)
Like asking a blind man for direction to the grocery store.



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185.10.2011 12:28

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by LordRuss:
It's all still mute if Steam is still choking out all the install requirements & play execution anyway. 30 minutes, 2 hours... hell, 10 seconds... What good is 3D if Steam keeps mucking up the works & won't let you play?
huh?
OK, OK, I can't stand to wear the glasses more than about 30 minutes anyway, because the 3D effect gets lost into whatever the story line is or the actual game play. Then there is the hassle of current technology causing the 3D image forcing the viewer to focus only on what is in front. That & it's not a true 3D element. I.e., it's a flat 2D element standing out in front of another 2D element & so on.

As for the Steam comment... I can't get crap to run on my computer for the simple fact that 'Steam' & their Nazi DRM tactics have taken over my computer. Thus, as a bit of foreshadowing, how could I enjoy or loath 'real' 3D games if Steam is going to cock it up before I can get anything running right out of the box.

There, I've finished whining...

196.10.2011 1:26

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by LordRuss:
It's all still mute if Steam is still choking out all the install requirements & play execution anyway. 30 minutes, 2 hours... hell, 10 seconds... What good is 3D if Steam keeps mucking up the works & won't let you play?
huh?
OK, OK, I can't stand to wear the glasses more than about 30 minutes anyway, because the 3D effect gets lost into whatever the story line is or the actual game play. Then there is the hassle of current technology causing the 3D image forcing the viewer to focus only on what is in front. That & it's not a true 3D element. I.e., it's a flat 2D element standing out in front of another 2D element & so on.

As for the Steam comment... I can't get crap to run on my computer for the simple fact that 'Steam' & their Nazi DRM tactics have taken over my computer. Thus, as a bit of foreshadowing, how could I enjoy or loath 'real' 3D games if Steam is going to cock it up before I can get anything running right out of the box.

There, I've finished whining...
you want to get rid of Steam DRM is it, research a tool Called Phoenix. if you want links send me a PM.

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