Sony: 71% of gamers want 3D games

Sony have been celebrating the first year of stereoscopic 3D on the PS3 on a giant cinema screen at Develop 2011 – and believe that 3D is not only a massive part of the future of gaming, but something gamers themselves eagerly want.

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WhiteLightning2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

Sorry Sony but I highly doubt that

Why would that many people want 3D games when most people don't even have 3D TV's yet.

LordStig2498d ago

proof read your message, you just answered your own question lol.

WhiteLightning2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

"Why would that many people want 3D games when most people don't even have 3D TV's yet"

So you would want more 3D games by Sony even though you may not have a 3D TV....yeah that makes sense. Not everyone has a 3D TV you know.

EDIT: I edited it...even though when I wrote it the first time I copied and pasted it from the article. Ok then.....what ever you say.

I guess your just a little mad because instead of me looking like the "fool" you did

LordStig2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

ha thought i wouldn't see that edit huh? the previous message was.

"Why would that many people want 3D when most people don't even have 3D TV's yet" well to answer your previous message the reason why people would want 3D is because they don't have it.

but hey were only human were not perfect.

bro i'm not mad i'm just having a laugh.

RedDead2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

Silly argument...

Anyway, I don't have a 3d monitor, I don't care either, Sony is just speculating and acting like it's the truth. They're trying to push 3d now.

Oh White lightning is a super troll aswell..and fanboy

beavis4play2498d ago

lordstig - that makes no sense - a person doesn't necessarily want something just because they don't have it.
i don't have a 3D tv......and i don't want one. just like the PS "move". i don't have it........and i don't want it.

jetlian2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

do maybe they don't! what lordstig was saying is just because you don't have something doesn't mean you don't want it!

I don't have an exotic car but I do want one

Edit: my 3d tv coming supposedly on saturday and i'm getting me ps3 back in 2 hours. can't wait to try it out

MrSpace2498d ago

@LordStig: So people edit there comments all the time, it dosen't mean they've changed anything, he copied and pasted it from the article. Most people keep editing there comment to correct spelling or spread out paragraphs........we all do it.

Why o why2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

Im enjoying the ef out of 3d games right now but stats can mislead. People may express a desire for 3d games if the question was like:

Would you like 3d games if they enhanced your gaming experience?

Yes or no?


Stats can be misleading

LordStig2498d ago

hey hey simmer down ladies there's plenty of me to go around.

Yi-Long2498d ago

... cause obviously they want to sell the hardware....

...but personally, both as consumer, a gamer, a movielover... I just really don't care about 3D. At all.

mac_sparrow2498d ago


and maybe that's the kind of people that make up the remaining 29%?

Just a thought

zootang2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

I think the only people that moan about 3D are the people who have yet to see it.

killcycle2498d ago

I got a Bravia 3D TV and 3D is really amazing especially for Motorstorm Apocalypse & Ridge Racer 7.

I just hope it gets more support and more games support it in the future.

TyrionL2498d ago

@ zoo
I really don't think that's true. I've seen it and it gives me a headache. I was really excited about getting a 3D TV, and was shopping all over trying to find the right one. I tried it and it made me feel sick as hell. I was hoping that was just a onetime thing, so I tried again, and the 2nd time it wasn't as bad. Then I went to one of my buddies houses and tried to watch a movie, and I couldn't get threw 30 minutes of it. It sucks because the effect is really cool, but for whatever reason it gives me a head ache. There is one more reason I don’t like it as well, the way if f$%ks with my vision up for 30 min to an hour after I’m done. I really don’t like that. Everything is just a little fuzzy and I almost feel a dizzy sensation. See, I’ve tried it quite a few times hoping I would adjust to it, but I couldn’t and I don’t like it. I’ll say again the effect is awesome, and for the people that can enjoy it without any side effects are lucky, but you always make these comments like you speak for everyone, and you don’t. I am one case of a person that has tried it multiple times, and I don’t like it. How many other cases like me are out there? I just wanted to let you know you “think” wrong in my case, and I’m sure in a lot of other peoples case too.

evrfighter2498d ago

The 1 was added for a realistic touch

Anon19742498d ago

For me, 3D is the holy grail of videogames. No media has ever lent itself so well to a new visual format as 3D has to games and I've waited my entire life to see videogames take the leap into the 3rd dimension. I think this is as significant as when TV's went color - and at that time too there was the same arguments - too expensive, not enough content, it'll poke your eyes out, etc..etc.

Personally, I'm just not ready to ditch my 92" screen quite yet. When the 3D projectors come down in price, I'm all over this. Don't think 3D matters? Walk around with an eyepatch for a day.

ABizzel12498d ago

I think it's true. I want 3D games, and a lot of people do as well, it's just that as of now the tech and software isn't there yet.

We want glasses free 3D, with a true sense of depth in games vs. stuff flying towards you, and other innovative ways to use 3D.

3D is going to be a big part of Next gen, and the PS3 is ushering that in, it's just not ready as of now.

wlchrbandit2497d ago

I recently purchased a Samsung 3D LED tv, and I have to say, it's mind blowing. Watching a 3D Blu-ray on it is fan-bloody-tastic! People don't understand how good it looks until they sit and watch a 3D Blu-ray, it is miles better than the crappy passive 3D you get at the cinema.

3D games however... Well there's were 3D let's its self down. Saying that, it's not that the 3D tech is bad, it's the consoles, there just not powerful enough (having to render everything twice). Any game you play in 3D immediately losses a lot of it's graphical quality. Take Killzone 3 for instance, it looks phenomenal in 2D, but in 3D it looks average at best...

Saying this, I am extremely exited to see how Uncharted 3's gonna look in 3D. Hopefully they haven't had to sacrifice too much to display it in 3D.

3D is here to stay, next gen consoles will prove this.

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EYEamNUMBER12498d ago

how would you even go about knowing that?
saying 71% of gamers want 3D would be implying they surveyed all gamers and i doubt they did that

iamnsuperman2498d ago

Ask a proportation. It is how satistics works. You do not need to ask everyone as long as the result is satisitcal significant

EYEamNUMBER12498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

in other words as long as it sounds good to me right

JellyJelly2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

@iamnsuperman - That's not enough. I'd like to know more about the sample size, what demographic of gamers they asked, and what the questionnaire looked like. 71% sounds extremely skewed imo.

Sub4Dis2498d ago

84% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

EYEamNUMBER12498d ago


statistically speaking that makes sense

Fez2498d ago

It all depends where the stats were obtained, and who from. Listening to radio 1 the other morning I heard a stat about the percentage of people who think no getaway is complete without a 'holiday romance', and guess who they asked? Members of an online dating site... here is an example of skewed results.

They probably asked prospective 3D tv buyers whether they wanted 3D for gaming...

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iamnsuperman2498d ago

Considering 3D tvs are expensive i can see why not many have them but that doesn't mean they do not want 3D. I want to play in 3D especially when you here by the gaming websites that uncharted 3 is best played in 3D but i cant afford it...right now anyway. Having 3d games gives other manufacters reason to invest in 3D making it cheaper and better

Sub4Dis2498d ago

they aren't THAT expensive. They are, however, hard on the eyes, require expensive glasses for everyone in the room, and the biggest one, they are a gimmick.

games are already 3D, this extra depth on the screen doesn't impress me. i was over it 15 minutes into Avatar, and i've been content without it ever since.

CrazyForGames2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

they are more expensive than HDTV's and that's still more expensive than they should be

why pay more for a feature very few people actually use/support

ill start caring about 3DTV once my movies/channels are actually being seriously supported in 3D
until then its just an extra little feature i don't see myself running to the store to get

jetlian2498d ago

passive 3d tv last night for 648 on amazon! you can get active shutters for like 200 more

Ace_Pheonix2498d ago

Well, they're not really any more than a BD movie. I just got Tron Legacy in 3D for $30, and it's unbe-fricken'-lievable. Also, @Sub4Dis it is expensive at first, my Mitsubishi 3D kit was $250 for 2 glasses and an emitter, but I just ordered 2 more pairs of really great glasses for $50. Not that bad, if you're in to the tech. And they're not hard on your eyes if it's filmed in native 3D. Post-Process 3D (what you see in a lot of typical, gimmicky, bad films like Pirates or Alice in Wonderland) is bad and hurts your eyes. But Tron Legacy and Avatar are simply beautiful. And the games are pretty great too, Crysis 2, KZ3, COD, Wipeout are all terrific in 3D and from the looks of the trailer UC3 is going to look even better.

Sub4Dis2497d ago

they might be beautiful, but they are crap movies (just watched tron for the firs time last night). not really the best selling point.

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DJMarty2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

They might not have 3DTV at the mo, yet they most probably have some form of hardware capable of 3D, eg PS3.

Once prices drop, which they are starting to do gamers will jump on board the 3D train. You only have to look at the time frame it took for gamers to upgrade to HD form SD. Same will happen with 3D.

3D is the future, like it or not, it's happening and will become a standard feature in all TV's.

@MrSpace - Hd was in exactly the same postition, like wize was Colour when that was invented, people upgrade from Black & Whie. Just like Cassette vs CD's, CD's vs MP3's, DVD's vs Blu-ray. Any new tech need time for people to jump on board, prices need to get to a reasonable level then mass up take happens.

MrSpace2498d ago

HD was differen't though. It wasn't a gimmick it was something which made TV's better, 3D though is just a gimmick where if you don't have it, it dosen't make a difference.

Eyeco2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

MOST GAMERS DON't EVEN HAVE HD TV's most people in general still haven't made the transition to HD why would they care about 3d NOW , 3d is a bullshit gimmick that adds almost nothing to a gaming or cinematic experience "WOW Teh imagez is commin outta Teh screeeeen" that's all 3d does and so what. would the godfather or citizen Kane be better movies in 3d? my all time favourite game is Vagrant Story I doubt if that was in 3d I'll love the game Any more than I do now

awesomeperson2498d ago


"most people in general still haven't made the transition to HD"

Not meaning to disrespect your opinion here, and I don't know if its a different case from where you live but nearly everyone I know has a HD capable TV. I do not know one friend or person who cannot view shows or play games in HD, and nearly every TV I see sold now is HD. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough but to me the majority of TV's I see are definetly HD.

To be honest if your a gamer without a HD TV you are REALLY missing out.

skrug2498d ago

HD came out like a decade ago, the adoption rate for HD was slow, mostly because the price was in the thousands, 4-6k. + not much content at that time. People at that time thought it was a gimmic too ;). Only in the past year/2 years that HD adoption grew. More tv will come standard with 3D, in the coming years.

If they dont have HD now, it is more likely they would buy a 3D tv when they want to get a new TV.

wolokowoh2498d ago

@awesomeperson It was like 46 percent of US households have HDTVs in late 2009 and 35 percent had multiple ones. It 61 percent for those who make over $75000 a year. It's a lot lower than you'd think and it hasn't grew tremendously in the past few years.Personally I got my first HDTV in February 2010. Prices still need to drop a lot for the rest to get it. If the price of a 50 inch 1080p LCD should be less than 500 by now and the smaller ones were even cheaper, the adoption rate would be much higher. Here's my source for those statistics:

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cliffbo2498d ago

just because most people dont own a 3D tv does not mean that they dont want 3D.

here is an example of something i dont have but would want if i had the money a farrari so if the company who makes farrari said that 71% of people want a farrari would they be lieing ? no they would not as most would want one if they had the money oh by the way i have a 50in 3D tv and games in 3D are amazing i would recommend it to anyone dont knock it till you try it.

Seventh_Blood_Reborn2498d ago

Sterile polemics. Why or why made the point.

In fact: "Speaker Mick Hocking, Senior Director at Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios and the man in charge of the company’s dedicated 3D developer support team, cited Nielsen statistics showing 71% of gamers had said they want to play their games in 3D"

Mick Hocking cited Nielsen statistics, period.

Eyeco2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

Is Sony stupid or immensley arogant I can't seem to tell, besides the fact that most ps3 owners don't own 3d tv's or plan to buy them, 3d is a dying gimmick that doesn't add anything worthwhile to a gaming or cinematic experience , why do you think movie theatres around the world are starting to remove it. A problem that's always stuck with Sony is the fact that they always waste there time on mediums that honestly don't benefit gamers or games is any way.

Knushwood Butt2498d ago

I don't see it dying at all.

In fact, I see more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon.

Reason being is that it is good tech.

Just like with most things, most of the people dissing it are the ones that don't have it. No surprise there...

Ducky2498d ago

^ "Reason being is that it is good tech."

... just like motion controls? O.o

frelyler2498d ago

you should watch the name calling. You call Sony stupid and/or arrogant. Then you go on to say most ps3 owners don't plan to buy a 3D TV. How could you possibly know what most PS3 owners plan to do? Half of the people I know that own ps3's do have 3D TV's and based off what I have seen I know I want one. You need to check out Crysis 2 or motorstorm apocalypse, they look unbelievable and definitely add to the experience. You should really watch what you say because you end up sounding really dumb by stating Sony can't possible know something, then go on to claim something you yourself can't possibly know. Have you conducted your own study from a pool of thousands of people? No, didn't think so. Besides statistics can be twisted to favor anything, that's why it's called statistics. Don't get so worked up over them in the future.

DeadlyFire2498d ago

BS PR. Sony knows over next 5 years. 71 percent of average working class will buy some type of new device by then 3D will be forced option for them to either buy or not buy. Its very likely it will be saturated into the market by then though.

I personally don't give a crap, but I know I am likely to buy a new monitor or TV in a few years when I move out of parents house. So its likely I will have 3D even if I don't care at all about it. Just the way the market absorbs old tech and new tech.

JsonHenry2498d ago

I think more gamers would like 3D games IF they had a 3DTV to go along with it. I remember playing games in 3D all the way back in 2003 on my PC and it was awesome and that form of 3D was pure crap compared to what is offered today.

Micro_Sony2498d ago

"71% of gamers want 3D games but are NOT ready to move on to a 3D TV" Fixed

Sh!t I just bought a Toshiba LCD 1080p replacing my 720p TV.

pain777pas2498d ago

If there was an adapter for any TV to get 3D at an affordable price for sure I would use the tech. For me I found that the tech is very cool. I saw the early versions on the Panasonic Plasmas and was blown away. Game changer? NO. Nice addition. Of course. Run out and get a TV at any cost. NO. At an affordable price. Of course.

Inside_out2498d ago

Everybody wants 3D like they want blu-ray, the cell processor and pay Passes...O_o...Sony doesn't get it...sad really. Maybe losing a few more billion will help them but I doubt it.

Those that ignored the past are doomed to repeat it.

Sorry Sony, your decisions this gen go in the " how NOT to do it " category "...3D is a dangerous to your eye's gimmick and money grab.

stuna12498d ago

If most people here speaking out about 3D tv's had an opportunity to get one at comparable prices to normal hd tv's, most would jump at the chance!
I've had mines for 2 months now, and in my opinion it definitely adds something to the experience a added dimension to whatever I'm watching or playing, and the kicker is that it doesn't have to on at all times, so if I feel like watching or playing something in 2D I can.

Whether people like it or not 3D is here for the duration! For those talking about Holodecks, and Virtual Reality, wouldn't it stand to reason that 3D is pertinent to the natural progression of that tech?

Christopher2498d ago

3D TVs are getting cheaper and it's likely that all future HD TVs will have 3D out of the box as well. So, depending on the continued sale of HD TVs, 5 years from now the audience will have grown exponentially.

BeOneWithTheGun2498d ago

Maybe once more media is in 3d people wilk upgrade? I for one dont care. I prefer higher fps over 3d. Give me my 1080p 120htz picture with 60 locked frames per second over 3d chugging 30 fps anyday


metsgaming2498d ago

you dont need to own a 3dtv to want 3d, some people cant afford it or are waiting for glassless.

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kreate2497d ago

how come 3D is really big at the movie theater if people dont want it?

some of us dont care about it. but people do want it.

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theonlylolking2498d ago

71% of the people also dont have 3d tvs but want 3d games

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shadowknight2032498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

3D is something I personally want more of. Bring on the 3D gaming!

Knushwood Butt2498d ago

Yeah, me too, and seen as most (if not all) support 3D or non-3D, I don't see what the problem is.

jaseo2498d ago

If you don't already own a 3D TV, the next TV you buy will be. They are cheaper than TVs a few a years ago..

I am saving up for a ultra HD TV.

Boody-Bandit2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

Why would you want a display that support 16x today's HD output signal? Everything I have read about this new technology says broadcast wont support it until 2025 to 2030. Of course Sharp and others that are already working on this technology, are saying it will kick off in 2020 but they said the same thing about HD broadcast and yet there are still several channels that don't broadcast in HD. Albeit small market stations but still.

Regular broadcast stations look bad on 720 & 1080p displays and 1080p will probably look equally bad on a ultra high resolution display. About the only thing I can see these displays being good for is ultra high end gaming on monster PC's.

It's awesome technology but over a decade plus away from being a viable one. Other than pay review stations, at least on my Direct TV satellite, no stations even broadcast in 1080p. Hopefully processing power will be able to filter a 1080p signal to look great on these ultra high resolution sets but I will worry about it in 2020, if I am still here by then.