With rumours that Nintendo could be releasing their very own 3D version of their Nintendo DS, called the Nintendo 3DS, gaming fans were half expecting Sony to jump on the bandwagon. However Sony fans shouldn’t expect a 3D PSP announcement anytime soon.
In an interview by IGN, SCEA’s Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller said that the company will only be focusing on developing 3D for the PS3 console right now rather than the portable one. He quoted:
“Our focus on 3D right now is on the console. There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity on PlayStation 3 with 3D. The amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts. We know we have a hit with 3D on PS3 and we’re going to concentrate our efforts there.”
He also criticised the Nintendo 3DS concept and felt as though there wasn’t a particular market for 3D handheld gaming which appeals to the younger audience. He felt that for example he couldn’t see 8 to 9 year olds embracing the 3D concept as such an early age.
The Nintendo 3DS has also come under scrutiny from many regarding their 3D glasses free idea, which will mean that users wouldn’t need 3D glasses and could picture 3D using the naked eye. Now, experts believe that this type of technology will take 5-10 years to evolve which leads us to believe that either we shouldn’t be fooled into the rumours regarding the 3D glasses free idea or Nintendo may have something up their sleeves which we just don’t know about.
What do you think? Do you agree with John Koller? Is 3D more applicable to the console market rather than the portable console market? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think?