Sony hits out at Nintendo's bashing of 3D glasses
- Posted July 1st, 2010 at 13:43 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 33 Comments
Sony Worldwide Studios bigwig Shuhei Yoshida blasted rival firm Nintendo for its continuous slating of 3D technology which requires glasses.
Both companies lifted the lid on their 3D efforts at E3 two weeks ago, though while Sony’s PS3 3D capabilities require the use of glasses, Nintendo’s newly unveiled handheld, the 3DS, does not.
Speaking to the folks at IGN, Yoshida commented, "I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D. When you listen to what they are saying about the effect of 3D perspective to the games, they are saying the same message we are, but they don't have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing."
"If you really want a big theatre experience, of course you have to wear glasses. With the latest technology, the glasses are light and you kind of forget you're wearing them after awhile,” he added.
Yoshida concluded by stating he wishes that the industry can work together to promote the use of 3D technology: “I think as an industry we should preach this new perspective, from a very large cinema screen to a small portable, because that helps advancing the games and the game industry," he said.
"We'd like to work together to promote 3D."
- 8:49am EDT - July 1st, 2010
Wise words from Yoshida.
- 9:06am EDT - July 1st, 2010
Of course Nintendo's crap doesn't require glasses it's a freakin handheld. Somehow I doubt the 3D effect of the new paper mario is going to be as awe inspiring as Gran Turismo. When you have more more impressive tech, sometimes it requires a little something extra.
- 9:21am EDT - July 1st, 2010
I like this mature approach from Yoshida. if it was Microsoft, they'd bring out the numbers. Homos.
- 9:22am EDT - July 1st, 2010
I would really like to try the 3DS just to see what it's like. I think it's interesting that it can produce a 3D effect without glasses
- 9:22am EDT - July 1st, 2010
I'd love to see glasses-free 3D make its way to TVs. That'll take some time, of course.
- 9:23am EDT - July 1st, 2010
When people agree with Nintendo, they are not saying "the 3D is just as good", they are saying "the price is right". People will pay for the cheap "so-so" over the more-expensive full experience...
...I though this generation proved that beyond the shadow of a doubt by now.
- 10:46am EDT - July 1st, 2010
one giant company slates another multinational.
wtf should i give a toss?
- 11:12am EDT - July 1st, 2010
"With the latest technology, the glasses are light and you kind of forget you're wearing them after awhile,”
Unless of course you already wear glasses.
Tell me, have you tried wearing even the old paper 3D glasses in the 80's while wearing a pair of everyday glasses? try it & then tell me people forget they are wearing them..¬ ¬
Do us all a favour......bring out a set of 3D glasses without the arms, so that people who normally wear glasses can clip them onto theirs & "forget they are wearing them".
- 11:18am EDT - July 1st, 2010
Sony is hoping to clean up buy having ppl purchase lots of 3D glasses, not to mention multiple Move controllers to play boxing games and multiplayer
- 11:35am EDT - July 1st, 2010
Try using that "no-glasses" approach on a non handheld. Have fun being the only person in the room able to watch TV.
Nintendo is being ridiculous. As for Yoshida, well... It's best not to listen to what one hardware maker says about another, regardless.
- 11:44am EDT - July 1st, 2010
If the technology is there to produce 3D games without the use of glasses then why not use it???
- 12:59pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
lolz yoshida putting on his "fake face" when sony is around and bashing them as soon as they leave!
hes a coward come on nintendo keeps saying 3D without glasses Slogan everywhere!
Nintendo, sonys 3D is better but its been overlooked cause it requires glasses and nintendo are delibrately pointing it out but they dont point out that their 3D dosent look as good as Sonys!
- 1:04pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
The thing is its not just a stab at Sony but at every other company using the glasses and who isn't?
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- 1:36pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
@11 because even the 3DS has a "sweetspot" that you have to view from to get the effect. it still poses too many problems and restrictions that are even tighter than the glasses. it works if the screen is 30 cm from your eyes but when your a meter or more away its a different story.
but it pays not to rush and buy the first wave of 3D technology, because it will be continously developed and its better to wait a few years so that the price drops and the tech rises.
- 1:44pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
Thanks for that dude. I agree the 3d technology is only going to get better and may have a lot issues and tweaks needed. I'm not planning on getting a 3DTV for a long time.
- 2:39pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
this 3D gimmick should just die already but atleast nintendo took out the annoying glasses but in the end its still a gimmick
- 2:44pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
Even as a Sony fan, I have to side with Nintendo on this. I wear glasses, and for reasons already stated by others, I have no interest in any 3D solution which requires me to wear a second pair of specs.
I love my PS3 and PSP, but I wish Sony would stop banging on about this 3D crap. Even if I didn't already wear glasses, I'd still have no wish to put on 3D specs for everything I do, whether that be playing games, watching movies, or watching normal broadcast TV.
To me, 3D adds little or nothing to my viewing experience that isn't immediately over-ridden by the discomfort and distraction of trying to keep TWO pairs of specs balanced on my nose. So until they take a leaf out of Nintendo's book and work on effective 3D WITHOUT the need for glasses, they can count me out.
- 3:43pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
id say going 3D is the best way to improve on the technology...
its as close you can get or unless your of those who happens to use
- 4:46pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
I believe Sony's cheapest 3DTV right now is like 6k!!!! It's gonna take a while before this technology works its way down to even the upper-middle class hardcore gamers.
- 5:21pm EDT - July 1st, 2010
good answer : D
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