Sony slams 3DS tech

Sony is unconvinced that glasses-free 3D, as used in Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS handheld, is suitable for gaming.

SCE Kaz Hirai offered his reaction to Nintendo’s new portable to Sankei Biz, and while it was primarily a criticism of a rival firm’s 3D technology, it shone some light on persistent rumors about a new model of PlayStation Portable.

“Based off internally conducted research, naked-eye 3D for portables does not have high precision,” he said, “and at present there are limitations.”

Hirai revealed that he had yet to see a 3DS first-hand, but told Sankei Biz that Sony would not be pursuing a similar technology for its own portables.

He was bullish about stereoscopic 3D on the PlayStation 3, however, claiming that it would increase console sales.


He said this without playing one??? What do you guys think of this?'

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  • Yousuke Fullbuster Uzumaki

    What? Thats taking it to the extreme, lol. I think he was speaking more in reference to the fact that the naked eye 3D they researched internally at Sony wasnt precise. He didnt seem to say that it the nintendo 3DS was imprecise, actually he only mentioned the 3DS once in his direct quote and that was about not having ussed it.

  • Mike Corbett

    Funny, they must not have seen the hordes of game devs lining up to make games for the 3DS, or they must have been to concerned watching their small line to watch the HUGE nearly 4 hour wait to play or get hands on 3DS games! HAHAHA

  • Ender Xeno

    Slams? Wow Surburbia, colour me disappointing in you.

    • Ender Xeno

      hahha disappointing. If you didn't know, I meant disappointed.

  • None

    All I think of is: “motion controls are a fad, it's not going to work”

    • DarkWish

      Seriously, did Sony and Microsoft just forget that they bashed Wii for motion controls? Everyone just wants to jump on the bandwagon now.

      • hattrick

        lol G4 (AOTS) was saying the same thing.

  • JesseZojo

    He was passively slamming his new competition, the 3DS. Ha…it's funny how PS3 lost the console wars to the Wii…now it'll lose the 3D wars to a Nintendo Handheld.

  • Tomatoes

    i think that sony wants to crate ps3 portable with 3d and those glasses but will some one buy sony shit when nintendo is offering tons of games,sony none

  • Appleurmother

    u SUCK SONY, eve though i have 2 ps3s, y did u do THIS???