3D will be a minor feature in future - Iwata

by Ben Salter Featured 9 Comments 26 Votes 1079 Views 13/07/2012 Back to News

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't expect 3D to be a major feature in the future of gaming, just over a year after the hype surrounding the 3DS launch.

Iwata told The Independent that 3D won't play a big part in the future of gaming, but will hang around as a minor feature.

I don't think we'll present [3D graphics] as one of the key features of our consoles but will probably stick with 3D as one of the minor elements.

"I think when we launched the 3DS there was a kind of 3D boom, which is perhaps slightly on the wane again, but there are plenty of people out there that create 3D video and I think that some of those who create and distribute 3D video would be very interested in the 3DS XL," Iwata said.

"So, now we've created the 3DS and 3DS XL and also have some games out there that are really using that 3D effect that we can see, from my point of view, that it's an important element. But as human beings are this kind of surprise effect wears off quickly, and just have this 3D stereoscopic effect isn't going to keep people excited."

While he believes 3D games on the handheld are generally better than 2D options, it won't be a key feature moving forward.

"It's nice to have good graphics but not necessarily on their own, so I don't think we'll present [3D graphics] as one of the key features of our consoles but will probably stick with 3D as one of the minor elements of our consoles in the future."

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just make sure that ur games are 3D compatible on Wii U ok Nintendo, I could just imagine what the next 3D Mario game would be like, or Metroid shooting at stuff and seeing things flying out of the screen at u.. so cool
Sony has been a bit quiet on the 3D front as well.

I don't think 3D TVs have really taken off as expected.

A majority of people probably still don't have one, and they've been around for a while now.
*Says 3D won't be relevant
*Spends last 2 years telling us that 3DS is awesome because of 3D
I'd really like the option to watch 3d movies on the Xl when I get it. Unfortunatley I can't see it happening. Not here in Oz :(
They probably regret calling it 3DS now.

Nintendo said: They probably regret calling it 3DS now.



Good point haha
Names they should have gone with...

Nintendo GameBoy 2 or GameMan

Nintendo DS2

Nintendo GameCube Portable

Nintendo Future
No one really cares if a movie is 3D or not anymore, and Im not sure how many people want to buy 3D TV's ethier.

I play alot of my 3D games on my 3DS with the 3D off... its more like I dont really care ethier way, but its a nice feature to have.

Its mostly a gimmik, or just another feature, Like a sun roof on your car. Its nice to have, but you dont run around talking about it like its the best thing ever!

I will still look forward if they make games that make use of it though.
god you have way too many similar articles. i left my reply in a topic very similar to this. i ended up getting confused where it was.

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