Sony PSP 3D? “Our Focus on 3D Right Now is on the PS3 Console”, Says Sony

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?

Via Product Reviews via IGN

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7 Responses to “Sony PSP 3D? “Our Focus on 3D Right Now is on the PS3 Console”, Says Sony”

  1. Richard Briscoe says:

    If glasses-free 3d feasible? It all depends what sort of device you’re talking about.
    It should work well for a small handheld device like the proposed 3DS. Fujifilms’s 3d digital camera has a glasses-free 3d screen, and by all accounts the results are impressive. Glasses-free television is another matter. Two reasons. First, a handheld will be only about 18 inches from your eyes, and that gives a good angle of separation for the left and rigt eye views. Projecting two quite different views to eyes several feet away is a lot harder to achieve without blurring. Second, and more important, with a handheld you sit as and where you wish, and adjust the device accordingly. If you want to move around, you shift it around with you to keep your 3d view. With a glasses-free tv you would have to sit in the exact spot that the system defines and not move. At all. Glasses-free tv’s are intended for advertising display, to catch your eye as you stroll through the shopping mall. No one in practice is going to want one in their home.
    Console versus handheld market ? I don’t see that it’s either/or. There’ll all be 3d before long. John Koller of Sony isn’t saying that there won’t be a 3d PSP, just that this is not their focus. The reason Sony is focussing on the PS3 is very simple, they want to sell 3d tv’s. Nintendo aren’t in this market. Come the summer there’ll be a firmware upgrade for the PS3 that will enable all existing games, so they say, to played in 3d – if you have a 3d tv. So every PS3 owner in the world will suddenly have a reason to buy a 3d tv. Not hard to see why Sony made 3d for the PS3 their first priority ahead of the PSP.

  2. What Sony is trying to say about this issue is that they are still not focusing in turning PSP into 3D. As of the moment, they are focusing on the PS3.

  3. I guess Sony is starting to get pressured since the news came out that Nintendo is planning to release their 3DS version this coming 2011. I am sure that if Sony starts to move, it will become a great competition since Sony is a company who doesn’t want to get beaten easily.

  4. Jess says:

    If that is the case, then it is not wrong to assume that sometime from now, PSP would also venture to 3D game capabilities but like they said, as of now, they’ll focus more on PS3. But I’d like to think that someday time will come that they would eventually go for PSP 3D.

  5. jack says:

    what i think is simple,
    nintendo 3d vision battery life not so long
    ps3 station pluged with power encredible views, maybe DOA? wow.
    and after that the psp can have 3d as well and sony will probably work on the battery power as well

  6. g says:

    sony are idiots ninty are da best fuck sony hahhaha

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