Sony to Nintendo: Leave Our 3D Glasses Alone!

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Sony to Nintendo: Leave Our 3D Glasses Alone!

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Sony wants to work with Nintendo to promote 3D gaming, but says Nintendo needs to quit "bashing" Sony's glasses-based technology first.

Nintendo's 3DS made a pretty big splash when it debuted at E3 2010 earlier this month, in case you missed it. Naturally, the biggest thing that the hardware giant was pushing was that the handheld allowed a 3D depth of field without the use of special glasses. Nintendo hammered the "glasses-free" point home over and over again at E3 - and in the weeks since - a point which is irking Sony, whose own 3D gaming technology does in fact require those 3D glasses.

Speaking with IGN, SCE boss-man Shuhei Yoshida said that both companies should be presenting a united front in the promotion of 3D gaming, not sniping at each others' technology.

"I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D," Yoshida said. "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."

Yoshida said that Nintendo and Sony together could show how 3D gaming could work on all levels from tiny handhelds to massive TVs for the sake of advancing the industry: "We'd like to work together to promote 3D."

Of course, the Sony executive was quick to promote the idea that the glasses weren't intrusive, and necessary for the real deal: "If you really want a big theater experience, of course you have to wear glasses," he said. "With the latest technology, the glasses are light and you kind of forget you're wearing them after awhile."

What was that about working together, again?

(IGN)

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Sure. Sorry, but I have to side with Nintendo on this (though I don't really like either side).

since i wear actual glasses the 3D glasses don't fit me can i get 3D goggles?

But I'd rather not wear glasses to enjoy my 3D expierence... So, go Nintendo?

Why shouldn't Nintendo promote glasses-free 3D? It's the only way to deliver 3D that I'm interested in since I already wear glasses, and having another pair on top is freaking annoying. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this boat.

More Sony bitching, what a surprise. Why on earth would Nintendo promote a competitor's products? I don't remember Sony saying, "motion-controls are great" when the Wii came out, but look what's happened now. If Sony's 3DTVs are a good enough technology, eventually everyone will be on board. But I don't see it happening.

"How dare you do something that we are doing, but doing it better!"

Yeah. Great argument. Assholes.

I'm going with nintendo those 3d glasses give me headaches.

"they don't have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing." "

Right, because Sony and MS never bitch CONSTANTLY about each other and their products.

lol Sony. How about improving your technology so nobody has to wear the damn glasses, eh?

Sorry Sony, but I really don't see how glasses beats no more glasses. Why should Nintendo not advertise one of the biggest selling points of their handheld?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/101514-Sony-Boss-Talks-Down-Handheld-3D

Yeah...it's like they have selective memory loss or something.

Gamegodtre:
since i wear actual glasses the 3D glasses don't fit me can i get 3D goggles?

I wear glasses, but I have to wear the 3D glasses on top of my regular glasses. It's so fucking uncomfortable.

ChromeAlchemist:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/101514-Sony-Boss-Talks-Down-Handheld-3D

Yeah...it's like they have selective memory loss or something.

Pfft, please. Facts have no place in business!

Does anyone else feel an undercurrent of desperation in statements like this from Sony? A solution that does what their technology provides without making you wear special bloody expensive glasses seems like the sort of thing they would be worried about given how much they're trying to push the whole "3D! With glasses! That you pay like $200 dollars for apiece!" angle.

ChromeAlchemist:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/101514-Sony-Boss-Talks-Down-Handheld-3D

Yeah...it's like they have selective memory loss or something.

Not to mention this:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/101501-Sony-Pleased-By-Nintendo-3DS

Seems to me like Sony's divided over what to think of the 3DS.

Fuck Sony. Nintendo is pretty much the only thing standing between Sony getting a monopoly on 3D gaming, what with them having the TV's as well. Frankly, Nintendo's tech is better, and I hope it does better, because then Sony might consider not charging 5 grand for a 3D TV, not to mention the $150 (each!) for the glasses.
COMPETITION IS GOOD.

They should totally use polarization for the 3D and start selling prescription polarized contacts.

Once Nintendo can perfect this tech, then they'll bury Sony's goggle program. As it is, from what I hear, the 3DS only works if held at a certain point away from the face, so it's not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction. I just have to laugh at Sony though for throwing all their support into these ungodly expensive set-ups (4 grand for a 3D TV, anyone? $200 for a pair of 3D goggles?). At least Nintendo is trying to get consumers interested and NOT rob them blind (3DS at around $300 I think). Sony can shut it, thank you very much.

Meanwhile, at the gaming company playground...
Nintendo: My dad is better than your dad!
Sony: Yeah, well, shut up, poopy face!

well the big reason that 3d wont take off is because of the glasses, the thing that would make it take off is to get rid of the glasses, the only thing that could kill the 3ds is ppl thinking it needs glasses

SuperMse:
Sorry Sony, but I really don't see how glasses beats no more glasses. Why should Nintendo not advertise one of the biggest selling points of their handheld?

becuase possibly the one that nintendo has only works for 1 person while the glasses work for more then one person?

funny thing is that if Nintendo said any douche like statement no one who have any problem.

You've been beaten to it by Nvidia PC additions, Sony.

This is going to be another BluRay/HD-DVD or VHS/Betamax thing again isn't it. I hate those. Both sides, however have ignored my Patented solution the stylish, yet functional, 3D Monocle.

As modelled here by our spokesman Sir Patrick Moore.
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God. That title immediately makes me want to watch Chris Crocker again.

You're a sneaky little manipulator mr. Funk! ;)

If you don't need the glasses to see 3D you've almost got golographic images. We're one step from "Help me Obi-Wan Caterpie, you're my only hope."

I'm going to have to side with Nintendo on this one. Those glasses are friggin' annoying especially if you wear glasses yourself.

buy teh haloz:

Gamegodtre:
since i wear actual glasses the 3D glasses don't fit me can i get 3D goggles?

I wear glasses, but I have to wear the 3D glasses on top of my regular glasses. It's so fucking uncomfortable.

Damn straight. Sony's glasses are light and even attractive, but they still suck if you wear normal glasses, too. That's not their fault, that's just how it is. Glasses over glasses ain't comfy, no matter how nice each pair is.

3D is a fad.

But the 3DS is not going to be. You don't need any special equipment, and there'll be plenty of 3DS games that likely won't use the 3D tech.

Well we've all seen how well Sony have worked with Nintendo in the past (see the early development of the Playstation).

Anyway 3D is a fad it won't last, it won't take off with the mainstream consumer base.

deth2munkies:
lol Sony. How about improving your technology so nobody has to wear the damn glasses, eh?

The problem is that the technology used in the 3DS only works for one person at a time, not multiple people watching one screen. So if you want everyone to watch a 3D movie with you or play a 3D game you're going to need the glasses for the time being. Eventually, sure, we won't need glasses for larger mediums but I have no idea how long that will take.

Anyway, it would be pretty cool if Sony and Nintendo worked together with 3D. Then again look what happened when they worked together last time. Both 3D technologies have their place, I personally don't mind wearing the glasses even though I wear glasses already, but I would be lying if I said that I'm not interested in glasses-free 3D tech. If both Nintendo and Sony worked together on that, hell, there may be some new 3D innovation with them, who knows (I doubt they would though).

Onyx Oblivion:
3D is a fad.

But the 3DS is not going to be. You don't need any special equipment, and there'll be plenty of 3DS games that likely won't use the 3D tech.

I have to wonder why people think that 3D is a "fad" now, in fact I think it has more of a place in video games than in film. There's a lot of potential in 3D technology, especially if they are implemented in games, brushing them off as a "fad" isn't going to help technology evolve and won't get us anywhere closer to "Virtual Reality".

Looks like Sony is running scared. Again.

What are the betting odds for Sony Fanboys / the SDF saying that the glasses route is better and the 3DS is a pile of crap?

"Internet, Internet! Nintendo's making fun of me!"

Glasses-free 3D is the only good 3D. In that point I must add-- wait, what? Sony and Nintendo working together?? Could it be?

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Yup. It could be.

Anti-Robot Man:
Anyway 3D is a fad it won't last, it won't take off with the mainstream consumer base.

3D is taking off in the mainstream cinema, because it provides for a lot more impressive and immersive experience.

Why do you think this isn't true for games? What makes you think it's a fad at all?

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