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Sony hits out at Nintendo's bashing of 3D glasses

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on 1 July 2010

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."