MMGN: We were reminded over the weekend that Nintendo intends to release 3D functionality for the Wii U – pending you have a compatible TV. However, after the failure of the 3DS, should they bother?
I think it's a little early to call time on the 3DS, hopefully it can still reach it's potential. But on the other hand I do feel like there is a chance it could have harmed the 3D movement as a whole. After Avatar and the ps3's 3d drive..there was quite a lot of buzz surrounding the tech and talk of what it could bring to gaming. Then Nintendo managed to completely steal ALL thunder with a 'BOOM we've got glasses free!' The internet and newspapers alike were all heralding this device with hype akin to the second coming. It would play 3d games, take 3d pictures and even play all of those fancy 3d movies everyone has been going to see. However after the launch and a lack of killer apps for it...It failed to come even close to the hype. There was a horrendous media backlash from all quarters..(slow news week). Which would have affected a lot of parents that would otherwise have bought it for their children. Many of my friends tried the device and all came back with a resounding...meh! All of them have since said that 3d is obviously just a gimmick that they now refuse to buy into. I've tried 3d tv's at shops and came away equally unimpressed. We've always gamed on a projector..the (hd65) and recently found they've released an upgrade to make the projector 3d compatible for free! So we thought we'd try out the 3d adapter. (with the intent of sending it straight back if it was bobbins). WOW! just wow. A 120" screen is how 3d is supposed to be viewed. It's jaw dropping. Those now 3d pessimistic friends of ours were won back over, all vowing that they needed one. (it's a shame we can only have one over at a time...those glasses are WAY to sodding expensive). I've even found myself enjoying COD:black ops....and I dont usually like shooty shooty bang bang games at all. But who would want to watch a 3d film on a tiny screen? The 3ds needs to find a better way of implementing 3d into it's games...or I believe it could seriously undermine the future of the genre as a whole. Who could find immersion in a tiny 3d world...(oooh...unless your playing a populous type god game..that could really work!)
You are so right but seriously no one cares about optical 3d. You guys should know I'm not a Sony fanboy but they have the right idea in their true 3d display. Yet the 3d seems to get in the way of the content.
yeah...the 3ds failed in the eyes of those who had no interest in the first place. Yet to everyone else, it did just fine. I also seen an HTC commercial showing 3d on cell phones without glasses. The 3d without glasses is making a move thanks to the 3ds. TV's should be coming out soon enough without glasses.
"Wii U – Will 3D Work After 3DS Failure?" So now we determine if a console is failure or not based on its performance in the first 6 months??? By that logic, the PS3 is a failure..and its the best selling next-gen console of the year so far.
Really who rights these articles. wow.
3D is working everywhere else, so yeah.
Sorry writes. Thanks meganick.
Why is everyone calling the 3DS a failure? It's only been out for a few months. That's like calling the PSP a failure. If the 3DS lifetime is even half the PSPs, I wouldn't consider it a failure.
Wow, one more "great" article.. what does the author smoke? maybe mushrooms and LSD combined? I want to see a future too! :)
wh3ds failure? 3ds is still going to win the handheld war...and the wiiu is a different monster altogether
this is getting a bit of a joke to be honest, all these pre prediction failure articles should stop being approved because they are total nonsense
3D was something of a gimmick back in the 80s and 90s, it is now becoming a serious tool for business,Gaming, leisure, education, training,and military applications.And So, 3D will live on if it doesn't work out for Gaming.
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