You might think Nintendo would be keen to clamber further onto the 3D bandwagon based on the early success of the 3DS. Not so, according to Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime, who says that based on the big N’s experiences with 3D, it likely won’t be part of its next home console.
“Glasses-free is a big deal. 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 3D, likely, that won’t be it.”
Reggie’s comments come in a recent CNN article examining the 3DS and the dawn of the age of true 3D gaming. In the same article, Nintendo hardware producer Hideki Konno reflected on the decision to side with glasses-free 3D…
“I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work […] In order to make 3-D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3-D.”
It seems like Nintendo is just fine with 2D for the moment though, at least as far as home consoles go. However, with 3D expected to be a major part of Microsoft and Sony’s next console offerings, Nintendo could risk remaining behind the technology curve if it does decide to shun 3D on the big screen.