Nintendo is releasing a 3D glasses-free, 3D portable game console called the Nintendo 3DS to be “enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses”. Sony, your move.
“Our focus on 3D right now is on the console,” Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s John Koller told website IGN. “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.”
Sony will wait and see how the Nintendo 3DS does.
“I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable,” he continued. “Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it’s an interesting move but one I’d like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint. Eight and nine year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now.”
But eight and nine year olds seem to like watching movies in 3D, so why wouldn’t they enjoy playing video games in 3D?