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Sony on the new PS3, Vita sales, the decline of 3D and the threat of the Wii U

"Yesterday Sony launched a new, lighter, slimmer PlayStation 3 just in time for Christmas. The PlayStation 3 super slim, or the super duper slim as Bertie called it during our live report of Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference last week, comes in two flavours in the UK: a mammoth 500GB edition (out now) and a teeny tiny 12GB edition (out 12th October). Sony doesn't set the price of its hardware in the UK (more on that later), but shops are live now with their offers (GAME has the exclusive on the PS3 500GB FIFA 13 bundle for £250)." (3DS, PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Wii U)

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RivetCityGhoul  +   1229d ago
-Sony on 3D
"It's fair to say consumers have decided it's not hugely important at this time."

oh but evidently people wanted so much. i got so much crap for saying that no one cares about 3D but even sony admits no one cares about 3D. instead of shoehorning the 3D they could put those resources and manpower into making a better game in the long run.
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iamnsuperman  +   1229d ago
Thats because you called the Move and 3D usless crap. It isn't. For example people want to be able to game in 3D however getting a 3D tv and glasses are really expensive, having to wear glasses, and it has a profromance hit stop people getting into 3D. Gaming in 3D is cool and people will jump onto it when these disadvantages are resolved. That is what they meant by "It's fair to say consumers have decided it's not hugely important at this time." (note read the last bit of this quote
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PopRocks359  +   1229d ago
Move is 100% optional with few (mostly crappy) games tailored for it. No one cared for glasses-free 3D on 3DS. What makes you think paying extra to wear lousy hunks of plastic on your face for 3D on your TV is any more appealing?

As long as these things require spending extra money and/or are not bundled initially with the experience, it won't catch on.
LOGICWINS  +   1229d ago
"Move is 100% optional with few (mostly crappy) games tailored for it. No one cared for glasses-free 3D on 3DS. What makes you think paying extra to wear lousy hunks of plastic on your face for 3D on your TV is any more appealing?"

Someone making sense on N4G?

*looks out window to see if pigs are flying*
Silly gameAr  +   1229d ago

You're right. He could have been totally obnoxious and felt the need to moan about something or go against the grain everytime he post a comment.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1229d ago
"Thats because you called the Move and 3D usless crap."

I wouldn't call the Move crap, but it is useless. Sony should've made it to where the PS3's entire interface could be controlled by it. By the way, I love 3D...
Eyeco  +   1229d ago


But the thing they never added anything to the core gameplay, both motion and 3d were are the most interesting gimmicks.

Let me start with motion control, i think the Wii is best example of this, i think the console is great but the motion control just didnt add anything to games period using the wii mote in a "unique" "innovative" way in gaming just resulted in waggle, the best game on the console and what is considered the best game this Gen is Super Mario Galaxy, would that game be any less of a great game without motion control ? Hell no it would still be an amazing game , the wii mote added nothing to the core experience, and the same thing can be said with Move the best thats ever been said about a Move controls is how responsive they are , they never made the actual game any better than it was.

Lets look at 3d, the best game to my knowledge that utilizes 3D was Killzone 3 ,did that really add anything to the core experience ? hell no, did critics give the game a point for having 3D ? No do most ps3 owners have 3D ? No what about move ? No now look at what that game needed that all ps3 owners would have used , Online co-op would you have rather had 3d/move instead of online co-op ?

My point being most developers didn't care for these gimmicks, and even if they did most never used them properly and ended up sucking (cod 3d), or detracted them from using there resources on much more important aspects of the game.
GrahamGolden  +   1228d ago
VR is sony next for playstation forget glasses its overrated
ShinMaster  +   1228d ago
""What makes you think paying extra to wear lousy hunks of plastic on your face for 3D on your TV is any more appealing""

Who are you responding to?
'iamsuperman' already talked about that ...but without being obnoxious.
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pixelsword  +   1228d ago
"What makes you think paying extra to wear lousy hunks of plastic on your face for 3D on your TV is any more appealing"

Hey, it's like I always said: that stuff needs to be in the console from day one to be successful.

Move, 3D, and Kinect are largely useless to the hardcore gamer, even more so if it's an afterthought.

Nobody's talking about Move just like no one is talking about Kinect, just like Robby the robot for the NES, or 32X for Sega or jaguar CD.

Add-ons always fail in the end.
b163o1  +   1228d ago
They just haven't figured out how to break that barrier(Glasses). 3D gaming is cool but if some friends come over and you don't have enough glasses, it'll kill the moment.
stragomccloud  +   1228d ago
@pop rocks
What are you talking about? The 3D on the 3DS is great, and one of it's best selling features, it really does breath life into the games. That said, I also own a 3D television, and the Team ICO PS3 collection looks amazing!
tokugawa  +   1228d ago
the problem with 3D is active 3D! not only that, when you have companies like sony that knowingly shafted all their customers in 2010/11, ofcourse people are going to be wary.

google, sony 3D and crosstalk to see what i mean.

but, once the manufacturers dump active and all go passive, i am sure 3D will be accepted more. the price of active glasses is another barrier.

whereas passive is cheaper, performs better (dont talk about the resolution hit because it is very difficult to see), and is easier to watch.

i went from a sony active to a 2012 lg passive, and the difference is bigger than night and day
mewhy32  +   1228d ago
Well I tend to agree with 3D being a gimmick that Sony tried to use to gain market share against Microsoft and Nintendo. It failed. The Move was also another gimmick and I'd go as far as to say a blantant copy of WiiMote. I won't say it's useless just a little shameless. Personally I didn't buy the Move because I already have a Wii. 3D can be played on Xbox or PS3 now so that gimmick edge is gone for Sony. However 3D is still an option for Blu Ray playback. I use it often when not playing DeadSpace 2. AWESOME btw. LOL
Wh15ky  +   1228d ago

"would you have rather had 3d/move instead of online co-op ?"

As an owner of a 3d tv and move, hell yes!
Move support on that game is the sole reason I have clocked up more hours on it than KZ2, considering KZ2 is the better game in every other way. The 3D is a bonus, as it looks fantastic, I've only ever played KZ3 in 3d since buying my 3d tv.
iamnsuperman  +   1229d ago
i.e. not ihugely mportant at this time
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RivetCityGhoul  +   1229d ago
you honestly think that sony is just gonna flat out a say its no one cares? i mean of course they are gonna use a different sense of words. put it to you this way i may have been harsh with my use of words but at the same time 3D and move are just stuff that probably stopped alot of games from reaching their full potential and actually stopped alot of games from coming and or stopped DLC from coming out for already released games. like heavy for instance which was supposed to have 4 DLC packs that tie up loose ends. but all of them never came out because sony decided move controls were more important.
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LOGICWINS  +   1229d ago
"you honestly think that sony is just gonna flat out a say its no one cares? i mean of course they are gonna use a different sense of words."

Your 100% right.
-Mika-  +   1229d ago
The 3ds...
dark-hollow  +   1229d ago
i dont think the fact that it have a 3D display is main part of why its selling very well, even if its nintendo main advertising point. for me, i dont even turn the 3d effect on for 90% of my time playing on it.

its more likely because of the software and the price of the system.
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longcat  +   1229d ago
My 3d slider is set on off as well. not worth the hassle. was cool for a few hours though.
wnek9  +   1229d ago
same me and everyone i know dont even turn 3d on.
belac09  +   1229d ago
the only game i have ever used the 3d for on my 3ds is Kingdom Hearts, they did an amazing job on theyre 3d, it didnt hurt my eyes all the way up. other than that i dont use the 3d, i just like the 3ds for the power. i have a vita too so dont even start trolls.
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miyamoto  +   1229d ago
the reason 3ds sells is because its the cheaper handheld game machine compared to vita or whatever. not because of 3d
Gen0ne  +   1228d ago
Not me. That 3D slider is on MAX. Always. And to be honest, that was and still is the selling point for me.
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Highlife  +   1228d ago
My kids play their 3ds with the slider set to off. They could careless if the games are in 3d or not. They thought it was cool the first week but after that they just don't bother with it.
Summons75  +   1228d ago
but haven't you noticed once the 3ds price dropped happened NIntendo stopped focusing on 3d and focused now there are games to justify the purchase.
MostJadedGamer  +   1229d ago
Yea I remember a couple of years ago Sony was absolute surely that 3D would be the next big thing. Just shows that nobody can predict the future on things like this.
Eyeco  +   1229d ago
I agree 110% the amount of times i said 3d was a pointless costly gimmick and a waste of time and resources by sony, i got allot of flak on this site. I was constantly saying 3d was a pointless addition to gaming but the mindless fanboys were convinced 3d was a way forward for Sony, it never was it was just a waste of resources , time, and publicity for the most pointless gimmick ( next to motion controls) of the last 10 years and didn't add anything to core gameplay.
Now look
neogeo  +   1229d ago
Your still wrong. 3D TV's are not even getting warmed up yet.
zebramocha  +   1229d ago
From a hardware perspective 3d didn't do so well,but it allow GG to have slit screen in killzone 3 and motion are not bad if done well it's just dev didn't know or didn't want to use it plus most lack accuracy until ps move and razor hydra hit the scene.
Eyeco  +   1229d ago
3D is dying gimmick , public interest is waining, look at 3D ticket sales at the movies, then look at t.vs i think Sony finally realised this.
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Imalwaysright  +   1229d ago
3D technology has existed for more than 100 years and never became mainstream or the standard. What makes you think that it will now?
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NBT91  +   1228d ago
The people who say 3D is a gimmick have clearly never played a game that does 3D well on a 3DTV. Basically, to be blunt - its people who can not afford it.

I played the majority of Shadow of the Colossus in 3D... Yes the frame rate takes a bit of a beating but grabbing onto that flying colossus as it flies literally at you was generally terrifying the first time I played it - and true the game still look gorgeous without 3D but when games execute 3D well it DOES add to the visuals very nicely and that was just one example of when a game gets it right.

I mean its the same with films... Some films you may as well not bother because 3D has clearly been tacked on in a "me too" fashion, but some of them use it to actually enhance the look and feel of the film and those are the ones worth sticking plastic on your face for.
Kurt Russell  +   1228d ago
^ You start by saying...

"The people who say 3D is a gimmick have clearly never played a game that does 3D well on a 3DTV"

and then go on to say...

"I played the majority of Shadow of the Colossus in 3D... Yes the frame rate takes a bit of a beating"

I personally would rather have a good framerate for a game like that over 3D. And that goes for every single game I can think of.
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tubers  +   1229d ago
Or at least create more competitive 2D displays at very competitive pricing. :P
QSPR  +   1228d ago
believe me, i work @ sony store on PR, when SONY stop making 3D tv's or 3D displays ppl wanna co e to the store and they gonna say: where are the 3D tvs, well sir sony stop making those because ppl don't want it... ohh no and now i wnt one.!!!! yeah righ.
Axecution  +   1229d ago
Hey guys! I uh, still love my 3D TV and watch a lot of 3D movies on it, and play a lot of 3D games on my PC through my TV. It's a uh, enjoyable experience.

Sorry if that offends you. >.>
BaconBits  +   1229d ago
I like the IDEA of 3D but I would rather just have a nice panel for the extra dollars. Glasses-less on 3DS is cool at times but if you are playing games like mario kart you tend to move the 3DS around a bit which throws off the 3d. Obviously this is not a problem with tv's and I thought they were coming out with non glasses ones that let more than one person watch. If passive 3d came out with better frame rates I would be in for that since the glasses are cheap and light. I think it will just become a slight add on/bonus for tv's in the future.

So I wouldn't say I don't CARE about 3d but I certainly don't want to pay a premium price for it.
ReservoirDog316  +   1228d ago
I'm so glad this 3D fad is ending.

It was so stupid that people were so excited about it. It just made everything look bad.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1228d ago
I don't know which 3D TV you got, but on my TV, 3D makes movies and games look better. It's like ... they got an extra dimension ...
ReservoirDog316  +   1228d ago

That extra artificial dimension ruins the integrity of every scene in a movie. Every single one. It changes everything and dumbs down the cinematography.

If you understand movies, you'll know why not using film to shoot your movie is a slap on the face to every cinematographer out there.
Jockamo  +   1228d ago
Yes. That's why Christopher Nolan decided against 3D in The Dark Knight Rises. He said he doesn't know anyone that really likes 3D...
Wh15ky  +   1228d ago

It would have taken more than 3D to save that movie. Such a dissapointing end to what could have been a great trilogy.
forestfrog  +   1228d ago
Who's played it? I want to play uc3 in 3d, but I need a new tv to do that!
IRetrouk  +   1228d ago
U wouldn't believe the effect in uc3, really has to be experienced, the plane and boat bits are really good, so is the trippy bit and the sand June's, plus it adds something extra to the in game movies, really has to be experienced.
doogiebear  +   1228d ago
Wii U is not a threat to Playstation 3.
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ConstipatedGorilla  +   1228d ago
This is what Fergal says regarding Wii U: " But we feel very confident that in the PlayStation and we won't be going after the same niche early adopter market they'll be going after this Christmas. I think we're sitting in separate camps at this stage, so it won't be head to head.

If they gain real traction next year it becomes a more important factor in the mix. They've been a very key player in the market overall as you well know in recent years. So we have to respect that, watch that and do our best to compete with that."

I wish fanboys could be this level headed and logical too.
edgeofsins  +   1228d ago
Is not hugely important =/= no one cares.
geddesmond  +   1228d ago
Thats not what they said. Hugely unimportant and nobody gives a crap are 2 different things. A lot of people do want 3d but just can't afford the move yet. You do realise 3D TVs cost 2 grand when they first came out and they are still pretty expensive now. People already spent a grand or 2 on HDTVs a few years ago. How rich do you think most people are.

Also you call people replying with their opinions giving you got crap? You got 3 replys. 1 dude telling you its not crap to him, another dude agreeing about the crap but saying not everyone shares your opinion and another dude stating the move sold 10 mil lol. Giving your crap ROFLMAO. Time for a rag change princess.

In future when your going to say somethings a waste of resources give reasons to back it up. You couldn't possibly know what type of resources sony use to make 3D. I doubt the resources used to turn games 3D is enough resources to make even 1 Vita game.
Picnic  +   1228d ago
Motorstorm Apocalypse is superb for its 3D and as a game.
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Tapewurm  +   1228d ago
It's really a shame that the masses can't afford to get everything needed for 3D. Anyone that has played Motorstorm Apocalypse in 3D knows how good 3D gaming can be. (Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, Socom 4, Gran Turismo 5,Sonic Generations, House of Dead Overkill, and many other games that are in 3D are just simply amazing to play IN 3D!)

It's not dying or being unsuccessful because people don't want it...... the ONLY reason it has not been widely adapted is price....the economy is killing everything. I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say things like... "I would get it if I could afford it." or "It's too expensive for the 3D TV I want to get."

It's truly unfortunate that so many are missing out and ignorantly dismissing 3D gaming as they have been.
evilunklebud  +   1228d ago
3D is such a cash crab......
Megaton  +   1228d ago
Completely agreed. How could they not see that no one cared about 3D TVs? If I, some internet jack-off, could see the writing on the wall, how could a mega-corp like Sony not see it?
black911  +   1229d ago
The problem with 3D is not enough People have it.
TheFinalEpisode  +   1229d ago
And that is because of a few reasons:
1)Good 3D displays are too expensive
2) A lot of people either just got HDTVs and/or are still happy with their HDTVs
3)The 3D craze wore off
4)People don't like headaches
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Anon1974  +   1228d ago
1) That was one of the biggest complaints about HD as well. Same thing with color TV's when they first came out. People complained about the expense and not enough content. Guess what happened.

2) That's a good point. There are still plenty of households without 3d TV's, and most don't see a reason to upgrade. But when it comes time to upgrade, more and more will pick up 3D because so there's just so many of the sets out there now.

3) The 3D "craze" has far from worn off. Hollywood is still putting huge money into 3D. When you look at falling 3d movie sales, the main culprit is Avatar did incredible business that inflated 3D figures so now that there hasn't been a monster 3d hit like Avatar, everything pales in comparison. 3D re-releases of films like Titanic and Finding Nemo is still packing them in to see movies everyone has already seen and there's no doubt the Hobbit in 3D is going to be a monster hit. I imagine that'll move a few 3D sets right there.

4) It's not normal to get headaches from 3d. The American Optometric Association has flat out stated that if you have issues viewing 3d, you need to get to checked out. "3D viewing can help identify and even treat undetected problems."
Imalwaysright  +   1228d ago
The only reason HDTVs took off was because if you need a new TV you kinda are forced to buy one. When was the last time Samsung, LG or Sony made a SDTV? Aside from console gamers and movie buffs no one gives a shit about HD or 3D for that matter. The only way for 3D Tvs to take off is if TV manufacterers stop making HDTVs like they did with SDTVs. The mainstream consumer wont ditch their HDTVs just to buy a guimmick and wont buy a new TV unless they strictly need one.
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chukamachine  +   1229d ago
Nothing wrong with 3D or MOVE.

Move fighting game destroys all others.(lights out), Start the party 2 is sweet as well for family fun. As is house of the dead. Granted i don't use it for shooters. I much prefer kb/mouse or gamepad.

3D in movies is sweet, and in some games works very well. But 3d is asking alot of PS3 or 360. To be done properly, not that bullshit version crysis2 did.

All in all, 3d games will be fine in prob 5 years.
DivineAssault  +   1229d ago
Is wii u competing with PS3 or is it next gen? Seems as if theres competition already when PS4 isnt even around.. I think sony is going to take it easy for now.. If wii u takes away from PS3 sales, theyll drop the price again nx yr.. I doubt theyre taking it seriously if they kept the slim model price the way it is..
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dark-hollow  +   1229d ago
"Wii U is late to this race by about 6 yrs.."

most average people dont care about this, they see a new system with games they want, they buy it.

the 3ds is "late" to the specs race compared to the vita, but it sold very well and have a solid library of games.
BaconBits  +   1229d ago
I love new tech and flashy graphics but only to a certain extent. For example, I liked the Wii but it definitely needed better graphics and less lag in the control. Other than first party games, it got little play. If the Wii U can fix that then it will hold me over until the next from MS or Sony. I would love it if it was a power house of graphics but I knew it would not be. Maybe it is just me but I spend a lot on games so dropping $350 on the Wii U does not seam like much of a risk. I might have passed it by if there was any real info or release date for the next xbox or ps4 but there is not.
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darx  +   1229d ago
They can add blu-ray to the mix also.
Soldierone  +   1229d ago
3D won't be a massive hit till you don't need glasses. Glasses free TV's have trouble working and are way more expensive so that won't catch on till its fixed. They should have never bothered pushing it till that happens, or glasses were more affordable.

The economy sucks right now, so people are not going to go throw thousands of dollars at something known to be a gimmick.
BaconBits  +   1229d ago
I see what you mean but you are throwing your money at a nice TV that happens to do 3d(If you have a nice TV already then I def would not "upgrade" to 3D). So it is not like you are totally wasting your money. I am curious on the actual cost of incorporation of 3D into the TV.
RubyToTheMax  +   1229d ago
I still want the PS4 to have 3D.

Well, it MUST have it!
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1229d ago
3D better be heavily supported in the PS4. I absolutely love 3D gaming and 3D movies! I just bought The Avengers in 3D and it looks phenomenal!
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jd666  +   1229d ago
3D didn't catch on due to the expense, plain and simple and it aint going anywhere, look at any new tvs and bluray players if u disagree,NONE of them are 2D. It came too soon after Hd imo but when the price goes down you'll all have it. I love it personally
kingPoS  +   1229d ago
If everyone had a 3D set at the ready... Hmm

What was the name of that guy HHG interviewed about 3D on non 3D TV's? Gene something...
ForRealz17  +   1229d ago
LMAO! So many people behind the times and poor. 3D is the future so get with it.
cedaridge  +   1229d ago
YO Man! that's not cool at all to speak on someone being poor. Be carefull your word might come back on you!
deletingthis34675334  +   1228d ago
Yeah, 3D...without the glasses. Anyone that dropped 4000 on a 3DTV and 200 on a pair of sunglasses is a moron, and you are defending yourself because you are realizing you got ripped off.
IRetrouk  +   1228d ago
Where are you getting your prices from? You can get a good 3d set for a 4th of that price, and an ok set for half of that, the glasses can be expensive but you can get a pair of the new Panasonic stereoscopic ones for under 50 pounds
jd666  +   1228d ago
mmmm pot, kettle!!!
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1229d ago
They are not prepared for the new world. Iphone 7 will crush vita performance wise so in 7 years lol.
Mr402  +   1229d ago
3D is alive and well. On PC that is. 60hz performance and with software like Tridef 3D and Nivida's 3D vision no need for developers to add the feature in their games at all. Been playing Borderlands 2 in 3D on a 51 inch plasma and it's wonderful. The only real issue for most users is price and content. If Netflix and other rental companies would get with the program and rent 3D blu-rays then 3D would be adopted by all. Unfortunately as long as media companies put a premium price on 3D content then you will not see a high adoption rate. Those who are sticking with the console's are behind the times. Build yourself a gaming pc and start enjoying what your televisions are really capable of. Since I built my PC in may I have barely turned on my consoles. Only consoles I'm buying next generation are WiiU and next playstation for there exclusives. The next xbox is done in my eyes.
TBONEJF  +   1229d ago
I CAN'T WAIT for the new Wii U or new PS3 besides I need a new Wii system since it died out on my the year after i bought it. and i will trade my old 120GB PS3 for the NEW SLIMMER ONE. And Sony should be afraid of Nintendo Nintendo is going to market the crap out of their new tablet controller which got me sold plus they use SD CARDS for more MEMORY NOT HDD. Well hell i like em both
telekineticmantis  +   1229d ago
If they are going to focus on family this
Christmas, they better have a big exclusive for January to make up for it, and they better get that GaiKai initiative going, if they wanna attract gamers, and serve gamers like myself.
chasegarcia  +   1229d ago
I game on a 50" plasma with 3d. 3d haters don't know what they missing.
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   1229d ago
I'm still waiting for this...
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Jag-T1000  +   1229d ago
Hey Sony! Where's your 3D now huh! That's what I thought!
trouble_bubble  +   1228d ago
wOw. XBox has 3D too. Gears of War 3 sold over 5 million copies, the 360's biggest game of 2011 was 3D enabled. Wasn't for Sony's benefit.
Hozi  +   1228d ago
We are all fanboys in one way or another, hence the reason we took the time to sign up to this site...denial is ignorance!!! we all come on here and try to sound so intelligent but all we end up doing is bitching and whining about videogames....

don't get me wrong, I love my games....but, even I who feel the need to tell you all this is a fanyboy to some extent, and that's all I'm trying to say instead of arguing about everything.

Stop trying so hard to prove a point that's only causing negative remarks.

Wake up and start talking about shit that's actually worthwile, the world will be nicer if we can all talk about sensible stuff for once.
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glennco  +   1228d ago
3D just is not as good as advertised... especially on LCD tech. Sony, the self labeled king of 3D, can actually be blamed somewhat for the bad 3D reputation. pushing crap LCD 3D out and claiming it is the best.

they are onto something with their 3D video glasses though. this is where 3D will shine. unfortunately, given the low user base, they will never get the support they deserve.
deletingthis34675334  +   1228d ago
About time Sony admitted nobody wanted 3D. Soon they will release that state of the art glasses-free 3D technology they have been withholding for years while praying on the suckers that blindly buy every overpriced crappy gimmick for the sake of having them. Oh, this will be a tough pill to swallow.
Jihaad_cpt  +   1228d ago
yup because Sony is the only company involved in 3D not Samsung, or LG or oh wait... yes they are. So please think before you decide.
jd666  +   1228d ago
There goes that pot & kettle again!!!
yeahokchief  +   1228d ago
wooo hoo! suck it 3d!

the score:
my wallet - 1
3d - 0
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TheRacingX  +   1228d ago
The biggest problem with 3D is it came out a few years after HDTV became the norm, so everyone went out and bought a new TV, and now all these companies turn around and say, oh sorry now you have to buy another TV for 3D, and people said "No Thanks" if it happened all at once it would be big but it didn't and the general consumer wont toss a perfectly fine TV they bought a yr ago for the latest and greatest. Hell, I bought a great 1080P DLP in '08 and also bought it because it was 3D capable, then Sony came out and said "oh no you need THIS kind of 3D" I just thought screw it, then Mitsubishi saved the day with the adapter and now I have 3D, and I love it, Zen Pinball 2 is well done, but there was no way I was buying a new TV just for 3D, and thats where Sony and alot of other companies went wrong, they thought people would just keep buying the latest and greatest
StreetsofRage  +   1228d ago
Another problem with 3D that hasn't been discussed is the price of the movies. If you want the 3D version of the film than you need to put up another $10.

I hate knowing I have to buy the all in 1 Standard, Bluray, 3D, and digital Copy for $30. That's way too much for a movie. Bluray's still haven't significantly lowered their prices to the liking of consumers. They are still to expensive.

3D should be included without increasing the price. Considering that bluray sales are at a all time low and streaming services are staring to be the norm, I would imagine that including 3D for free would be a great incentive to buy the discs over streaming.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1228d ago
So no Vita price cut this year but, a good value on bundles thats pretty solid.
level 360  +   1228d ago
3D in stereoscopic as a technology actually works whether the person using it has either the pricier active or affordable passive glass system.

It all comes down to how good the movie industry and game developers adapt the technology properly and effectively to capture their audience.

Blame goes to the people who put out those first batch of 3D Blu Ray films that have no credibility at all. It's only now that a few ( and more to come ) are worth collecting.

Then there is the problem with the marketing people in the gaming and movie industry who really didn't do a good job in promoting 3D technology.
memots  +   1228d ago
And blue-ray is dead
SovereignSnaKe  +   1228d ago
Kaz Hirai sits alone in the middle of the night, smoking a cigarette in a dark office, in front of him is a large white board display;



NEW BREADBOX PS3: Potential for Failure: Highly Likely.

He then picks up a Polaroid off the desk of the Wii U, Burns the cigarette through the photo slowly... NEVER AGAIN.... steps out on the Balcony of his 53rd Floor office Over looking a rainy Tokoyo... and jumps... ^_^
Silly gameAr  +   1228d ago
lol wow. Everyone has a dream I guess.
Bladesfist  +   1228d ago
I do enjoy watching movies in 3D but gaming not so much. It is not worth the performance hit and it makes it a lot harder to see what is going on clearly.
The_KELRaTH  +   1228d ago
As I see it, the problem with current 3D is it's a temporary clumsy option requiring wearing bulky glasses which is quite isolating if watching TV with others.

I think it will be a natural progression when it has evolved properly and 3DTV's don't require glasses.
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