Sony is pushing stereoscopic 3D hard – in televisions and in games on the PlayStation 3 – but the feature is absent from the recently announced Next Generation Portable.
I was quite shocked theres no 3D in the PSP (YET), I do sence a PS3 like move happening here if 3D really takes off, maybe a special screen or something and 3D once again added via an FW update in 2-3 years.
Sony is right! 3d in portable is a gimmick, in 3ds it cuts already short battery life in half
Yeah but the problem with gimmicks is you see... they sell(sadly).
I think this NGP will be huge with the FPS croud. Imagine kids around the playground playing Team Deathmatch, it's the future. Offices with death matches!
And the problem with 3D on a portable...eye strain!
@Zootang Oh, I'm bringing that baby to work,school, and basically everywhere I go. I'm going to be gaming 24-7 and become the most unproductive person in society. FPS online on the move FTW!!!!!
Uh oh! looks like they're going to eat their words...
^^says the guy with the cute charizard avatar Lol
Dark_Charizard, they might/ eat their words, Sony is the one whos supporting 3D more than everyone else, imo they know whats better for 3D more than everyone else and if they say this, well , lets just wait and see ;) u might be the one eating yourw words haha cheers :)
The only reason Sony is saying this is because they simply don't have it. It's PR talk for undermining the competition for features they don't have, simple as that. Just because it's not right for Sony doesn't mean it's not right for handhelds. Nintendo can just as well tell you that the back trackpad is a gimmick or not right. It's no different than what PR has done in the past, undermining Blu Ray, friends lists, etc. I trust that good games will utilize all the features of these handhelds and I look forward to some unique gameplay features because of what they offer. I really do expect to see 3D on handhelds offer something unique. Touch screen on the DS is proof that such features aren't gimmicky in the right hands
Fps game addiction on th goooooo!!!!
Haters: "3D bad. Touch screen good. Touchscreen DS innovative." Sony: "Okay. Fine. Here, Dual-Touchscreens, Dual-Cameras, Dual-Analog Sticks, Gyrocscope-enabled, GPS-enabled NGP" Haters: "Touchscreens bad. Not innovative. 3D DS good. 3D very innovative." The World: "NGP. Nintendo Got Pawn."
Alpha Wait a minute. First it was Sony is pushing 3d on us so 3d is a gimmick. Then Nintendo does it and it's the second coming of gaming on the 3ds. Now Sony doesn't have it yet on Psp2 although everything else stops on 3ds and Sony gets bashed for not having something they were bash for pushing before Nintendo did it. SOny can't win no matter what they do just there are too many idiots out there. You may have a lot of bubbles but sometimes you don't make sense.
"Sony: 3D not right for portable devices" haha, kind of like how rumble was consider to be "so last gen" after they released the sixaxis controller. I agree with alpha, this is simple PR talk to downplay the 3DS. @Gamingdroid (below) Very, very well said! Bubbles to you.
@Nycredude When did I say Sony's 3D is a gimmick? I am quite optimistic about 3D gaming on PS3. I don't particularly CARE for it at the moment, but I'm optimistic about MOVE+3D games offering unique engaging motion controlled games where depth can be used as a factor for gameplay. Same exact reason goes for 3DS.
We will see if 3D in a handheld actually works. I have seen some impressive 3D implementations, but some reports who actually played the 3DS did not sound too optimistic. The problem still is - and will remain - the viewing angles. Especially in a mobile device which basically never stands still. The angle constantly moves. I don't remember what the 3DS uses, but the current prism tech uses 4-12 angles. This is still not good enough. They would have to make much more angles, imagine that as a 3D resolution. 3DS might be ahead of its time, but Nintendo had no other choice than putting something into the DS which makes it distinctive different to other offerings because - once again - they knew they can't compete in the raw HW power battle. However, yet again, they use a low quality tech (Wii Motion+ anyone??). Wii worked, 3D is just not ready yet for a mobile device. This is what Sony's saying. And I believe them. Well, technically, they could always add 3D with glasses to the NGP - 60Hzx2 and a USB/Bluetooth link ;) LOL That thing has enough horsepower to render high refreshrates.
Let me see: Sony wants to sell you a TV (and differentiate itself from the competition), says 3D is the next big thing. Here buy this TV! Sony wants to sell you a PSP2 (and lower it's own cost), tells you 3D is gimmicky on a handheld. Here buy this PSP2! Frankly, 3D probably works better on handhelds simply because there usually is only one person on the screen meaning it removes the biggest complaint about 3D, the GLASSES! If it doesn't make sense on handhelds, most likely it doesn't even make sense in the living room.
The problem is that on handhelds you need to make sure you stay at the right distance and angle from the screen otherwise you lose the effect. Also the 3D effect isn't all that impressive at such small screen sizes.
A blu-ray player dosnt make sense on a handheld so that pisses on that theory.
Press Agree if you think HD grahpic, smooth frame rate and bigger image and dual stick are better than 3D Press Disagree if you think 3DS is better and should downgrade grahpic, bad frame rate, small screen and no dual stick.
Sony will do 3D for portable devices, they just waiting to do it right, never rush greatness
Says the people who said "rumble is last gen"
Ouch, you hear that Reggie?
He bet he is..and he's probably laughing his ass off. We'll see how "not right" 3D is for portable devices in March :)
@Adva: It takes one to know one :D
well i do agree with sony. however i see the reason why nintendo dont. nintendo just want to have non glasses 3d which is only possible if you have small screen. hence they decide to put it on DS
with my bad eyes why would i force myself to view 3D on a super small screen? i'll be just fine with my DSi. NGP on the other hand i will purchase and im glad it doesnt have 3D. so someone out there wants me to make my eyes worst viewing 3D on a super small screen? please explain yourself.
Who would want to get outside with those awful Sony 3D glasses?! And 3D is not possible without SOny's ultra premium $200 glasses!! Oh wait...
Sony is right. If you want 3D.. You get a 3DTV.. don't settle for anything smaller, otherwise you won't be getting the full experience. Plus, It's only a matter of time until we have 3DTVs that require no special 3D glasses at all.
they already have those. My technology building on my school campus has it hanging up for all to see with a nice Pinocchio tech demo. It's pretty amazing. My guess is the price is just too high for them to sell at retail yet.
If you want to play games, get a PS3. Anything smaller, and you won't be getting the full experience.
Sony is not right. It's not about offering a full experience, it's about offering an alternate experience. That's what handhelds do. Should you avoid buying a PSP2 all together because the PS3 offers the full experience? By your logic you shouldn't buy a PSP2.
3D looks nice though, but I don't need it, it's really just something extra, I'd choose a 5inch screen over 3DS 3.5 inch screen and 3D, any day.
I have no time for 3D TVs at this stage either. Don't like the way the colours become slightly muted when you slip on the glasses.
Well Sony is all over 3D and the fact that they say this means something i guess
wait i remember an article long ago stating that Sony are applauding Nintendo's decision in pushing the 3D market
Well at least the kind of 3D that Nintendo uses in the 3DS. 3D on a portable device wouldn't be a gimmick if things came out of the screen, instead of just giving feeling of depth like the 3DS does. And as a few have mentioned above, the 3DS screen is to small to get the full experience anyway. And not to mention the OLED touchscreen. And the backside touchpad. And dual analog sticks. I think that the success of the 3DS depends on how well they market it. If Sony and Nintendo would have an equal amount of marketing for the devices, then Sony would most likely "win".
"3D not right for portable devices" sony you are not microsoft so dont become like them
here we go again sony! "camera without controls is not good" then kinect sells a sh!t load!! now sony makes a 3d prediction? why leave 3ds in a market all by itself with no competitors?? not smart!!! im just sayin.. they better hope 3d doesn't become a popular luxury that people want!! oh to late.. Oled is nice but the average consumer doesn't even know what that means!! But if they hear 3d without glasses then it might be a different reaction!! 3d really should be an option in case 3ds blows up..
I don't think it is. Not right now. When I get my 3DS in March, my opinions may change, but I have a feeling I won't even be using 3D that much on my 3DS. I'm not even excited about the feature.
Probably because sony didnt want to use the tech for it since how 3ds can hurt the eyes.
3D not COOL PERIOD at least not until games' graphics become like the Avatar movie in like 10-50 years
I'm very happy there is no 3d on the NGP, that's unnecessary additional cost that wears out pretty quickly. I mean most people will spend 5 mins with the 3d on to see what its like and then turn it off. The necessity of holding the system at a specific angle to get the 3d working properly is going to be distracting and tedious at times.
It will probably be added on in a later edition. Batteries will probably be better then and could help both Nintendo and Sony with their later editions.
I recall Sony saying the same about motion controls...
I'm glad they didn't put in 3D it would of made cost more, and who knows how it'll effect the person play it in 3d on the go, let's just wait for 3DS to come out to see what happens.
"3D not right for portables" You mean because you haven't done it yet? Just watch, they will release a 3D screen PSP 2 as a later model and claim they had the idea for years.
The sensors and 3d don't combine, think people... It nice to have 3d at home, outside it just not that good.
I also remember when Sony said that controllers with rumble were last gen. I also remember why they said that, they didn't want to pay for the technology because they were in the middle of a lawsuit with the company that has the patent on rumble. Now who has the patent on parallax barrier 3d screens? Thats who Sony doesn't want to pay so they say 3d isn't good on handhelds
3DS: Hold a console at a set distance in front of my face (sure I can change that distance... but I still have to settle at ONE distance while I play), directly in front of my face, while I'm on the bus in the morning, and be lucky to step off the bus without a headache? NGP: Big beautiful 5" screen, with pixels so small I can't even see them, dual analogs, and uber-contrast OLED viewable from any angle (in stark contrast to the 3DS). I just can't see 3D taking off in a portable, given the restrictions on the glasses-free screen tech. Sorry, Nintendo.
I'd buy both if I had the money. Both portables look great and it certainly proves Michael Pachter wrong about portables. They are definitely just getting started. As for NGP there are a few games I like the look of (Lost Planet 2, MGS4) but there is more information I need at this point and 3DS has more games aimed at me. If I can save the money in time, then I will certainly get this as well. Definitely looks like the best time ever to own a handheld with these two ;)
Yep what a way to bash the 3DS http://www.youtube.com/watc...
And yet, Sony, we will be seeing portable 3D-enabled devices vastly outselling 3D-enabled HDTVs for a very long time (starting. . . oh, around February-March this year). :P
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