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Sony Keeping 3D Technology On PS3

So the 3DS has been announced - and handheld fans might be able to look forward to a true-blue successor to the PSP later this year - but as for 3D gaming on Sony's portable...don't hold your breath.

In speaking with IGN, SCEA Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller said they're focusing on 3D for the PS3 right now. He's convinced that 3D gaming on a console is a more worthwhile endeavor and perhaps better suited to the market, what with high-definition gaming already entrenched. Said Koller:

"Our focus on 3D right now is on the console. There's a tremendous amount of opportunity on PlayStation 3 with 3D. The amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts. We know we have a hit with 3D on PS3 and we're going to concentrate our efforts there."

As for the future of 3D gaming on handhelds, Koller questions if the arrival of the 3DS is going to be as big of a hit as Nintendo anticipates. He mentions an age group that some Nintendo fans might frown at (they routinely say it "isn't just for kids"), but nevertheless, here's the quote:

"I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable. Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it's an interesting move but one I'd like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint. 8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now."

The revolutionary aspect of 3D gaming is likely undeniable but one needs the proper platform for it to shine. In my eyes, I wouldn't care so much for 3D viewing on any handheld; it's the scope and size of 3D; the immersion perspective that makes it impressive. It's why it's best on a bigger screen...and therefore, it's not really the age that matters, but simply the view. At least, that's how I see it.

3/24/2010 12:32:16 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Alienange
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 12:49:47 PM
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I see it the same way. If they're really going to force 3D down our throats then I'd prefer it on a big screen. Dual screen 3D seems weird to me.

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Natalisrubbish
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 12:52:57 PM

Not to mention the screen size would be too bloody small on a handheld that just sounds like a quick "Oh sh**! Sony's rolling out something future bound we better keep up!" Sort of like Apple rushing the ipad out to keep up with the ereader market.

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:09:22 PM

Not to mention that a tactile 3d screen just seems like overkill.

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photo K
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 10:27:14 AM

are you kidding? those little kiddies are gonna eat up any DS you throw at them.

I own a PSP and I quickly found out that I can't play handhelds, so 3D gaming on the ps3 is the only way to go for me personally.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:09:01 PM
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Maybe Sony is a little nervous about looking foolish with their glasses-dependent 3D. I know there's a big difference between the 2, but the general public will probably wonder why glasses are needed for Sony when Nintendo can pull it off glasses-free on a smaller system.

Anyways, 3D will will cause tumors and brain damage. You heard it here first!

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:10:04 PM

Just like microwaves and cell phones.

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Gone
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:11:31 PM
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What's next virtual reality glasses (again)? /no sarcasm intended

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JackC8
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 2:24:26 PM
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3-D on a 3.25" screen? LOL. Thank god Sony isn't putting that nonsense on the PSP.

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photo K
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 11:03:09 AM

don't be so certain just yet, if it turns out to be a huge success, which the DS has been, I wouldn't doubt Sony might follow suit.

it's kinda like the because of the wii's domination in the motion sensor market, Sony wants a piece of that, so here comes the PS3 thing, I already forgot what it is called (not ARC anymore).

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 2:25:53 PM
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I wish sony and everyone else would keep their 3d in the closet where it belongs. With all the other stuff from the 80's we don't want to remember.


p.s. Not knocking the 80's every generation has some crap we'd like to hide in the closet.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 11:01:27 PM

I say the hell with the closet, I've got nothing to hide, except for that mole on my wei....

"OH NEVER MIND"

Last edited by BikerSaint on 3/24/2010 11:03:06 PM

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Shams
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 3:12:02 PM
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The 3d that is to be implemented on the 3ds is done through using parralax screen tech. It has a viewing distance of efficacy, but is glasses-free tech. Sony will probably wait to see if it catches on, before implementing that on the psp2.

However, it might be something cool, especially with the kids. Imagine the ability to watch 3d umd's? It could be an affordable 3d tech for the kids and teenagers to watch movies, for example.

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Nynja
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 3:42:46 PM
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I'd be interested in seeing how well the 3D works on a portable device.

Out of all the years I've been gaming, there's one thing I've learned.

Nintendo knows handheld gaming. Sony won't be far behind with a 3D-PSP. Lets just hope it will support 2 analog nubs.

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 4:02:26 PM
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If sony doesn't make me wear those 3D glasses, I'm all for it...but if shades are needed, I'll take my 3D portable in the form of 3DS please.

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faraga
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 4:18:25 PM
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I saw a demo vid of the Nintendo 3DS. It isn't 3D, it's headtracking. Like watching through a window, but there is no dept and the picture doesn't come out of the screen. You need a camera and some software, releasing a new console for this feature is BS as I think the DSi is capable of headtracking as well.

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Japan_Fan
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 7:28:18 PM
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Last weekend I saw a Demo-Station at the Sony Store in Nagoya, Japan`s 4th biggest city. Guess what they show?
A brand new 3D Bravia together with a PS3 equipped with the new firmware-update and demos of movies and
all the 3D-PS3 games sony showed at CES.
I had the opportunity to see Motorstorm 2 und Super Stardust HD, along with some movie scenes.
And WOW, I was impressed!!!
As soon as I have to money, I will buy a 3D-TV!
Believe me, 3D is the future. Once I saw this games,
I felt this is the next level of videogames.
It is a true step ahead, and you feel such immersed,
words can`t describe it. You just have to see it!
And the glasses are very light, nothing to complain about.
Don`t believe the doubters, especially that never saw it with their own eyes.
When I imagine 3D games played with the move,
than we have our true nextgen experience.
And for those who say, the whole 3D thing is too early (like microsoft), I wanna say sony`s early investing in the technology will give them a great advantage when the time for the next generation has come, because of their experiences this generation.




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Robochic
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 11:06:49 PM
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I think keeping it on consoles is a good idea, putting 3D on handhelds is a little much and quick since they still dont' know how people will respond to it on the console yet. Give it time once it's out for the PS3 and does well they may tackle it on the PSP but for now I think it's a smart move concentrating at one thing at a time and keeping it on the PS3.

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Nerull
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 11:53:09 PM
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Good call. 3d on a tiny screen seems beyond useless. The only portable I ever owned was a gameboy colour, and it was a gift.
If I really want to game, I'll wait til I get home so I can do it right.
If I'm that starved for entertainment when I'm out theres a wonderful piece of technology called a book.

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___________
Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 4:38:42 AM
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of course its better on consoles, that way they can charge you 2K for one of their TVs too!

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