Nintendo's Next Home Console Probably Won't Feature 3D

Outside of the Virtual Boy, Nintendo has been extremely cagey when it comes to 3D with glasses, so it comes as little surprise that Nintendo's next home console endeavour probably won't feature 3D.

Hideki Konno, one of the key personnel behind the development of the 3DS, stated that the 3DS's ability to produce 3D without glasses was paramount to its now practically guaranteed success.

"I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work," claimed Konno. "In order to make 3D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3D."

Reggie Fils-Aime echoed those comments, claiming that glasses-free 3D was paramount, to the extent that they probably won't pursue any kind of 3D with their next home console.

"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 3-D, likely, that won't be it."

After false starts, Nintendo sees a world ready for 3-D [CNN]


    3d with glasses works fine with crisis 2. Yet not so fine with half the 3DS games available. I smell shinanigans!

    Focus on creating a console that developers actually want to make decent games for. No more buying Nintendo consoles and only relying on Nintendo making anything worth buying for me.

    3D with glasses is ok but it's not future proof. Investing time and money into the glasses-free 3D is the way to go.

    They're throwing us off the scent of their REAL plans...4D!

    Yeah glasses free is the way to go

    How about making it as powerfull as the other next gens and trying not to hobble your console with the whole family friendly kiddie crap image that has plagued nintendo since the gamecube.

    Jeez, I'm a nintendo fan but the last time they were great was the n64. The last decade has just been one kick in the balls after the other. Eg - gamecube was 2x as powerfull as the PS2 but finding a decent game for it outside the nintendo stable was like searching for an intellegent oppinion in parliament. Even when you do find one it's usualy just a show to hide the true crap that comes later on.

    All I'm saying is that at this point my dispair has reached a level that their next console better be something awesome or I'm just going to drop them forever.

    A nintendo fan who has suffered more abuse than even the sturdiest of dominatrixes could meat out.

    grrrr... expletitive!

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