With the company’s own PS Vita around the corner, a Sony rep has stated that Nintendo’s 3DS is a ‘watered down’ experience, and isn’t a good way to judge the demand for 3D gaming.
Yeah it does. To the point that I don't even use the 3D on my 3DS. Seeing as it saves battery as well when I don't, I find the feature so pointless.
i don't think is that they wanted to make the 3d more affordable but its that the technology is pretty new 3d less glasses will get better in the upcoming years
You mean like this...
It just doesn't fit as a handheld sort of thing. Between it being necessity to keep the system still all the time and the bus hitting potholes or you using the motion controls, the 3D almost feels like a hindrance. "You can turn it off", yes, and then what? It's a "3DS". You paid $170-$250 for it. I guarantee that screen was a MASSIVE portion of the cost, as that screen tech isn't cheap. It's undermining itself.
I can play Starfox with the 3D on while using the motion controls, and with only one hand. And I never had problems keeping the 3D effect. So I don't see what the issue is.
Oh SONY, always got something to say about the competition don't you?
Just like every company ever, yes.
it's because they wanted to make the handheld affordable
That isn't true because the 3DS launched at 250 euros with Nintendo making a huge profit. Even with the 80 price drop Nintendo still makes a profit with the 3DS. What Nintendo should have done was make the 3DS with better 3D while making a small profit at its original price. Just my opinion. XperiaRay
Nintendo can't afford to take huge loses on hardware they are not Micro or Sony.....for them to deliver true 3D on the handheld would be very expensive...
It's been reported that with the price drop, Nintendo was/is losing money on each unit sold. As for my experiences with my 3DS, I kinda agree. The 3D itself isn't so much that it pops out at you, but you are looking into the screen like a shoebox diorama. Sometimes it looks good like in StarFox 64 and sometimes it makes my eyes hurt like in OoT. Comparing 3DS's 3D to the 3D from a tv screen is like comparing night and day. There's a huge gap.
Something is wrong with your eyes if you can't see the 3d pop out.
no it doesnt its better than ps3 on the AAA games the graphics will make the 3d stand out and look amazing the cheap release day 1 titles will look ropey u cant go off release games lets see how MH4 and RE Revelations look ect and F1 2011 and NFS run maybe even WRC 2011 3ds these are games that look incredible in 3d so does Nanoassault that looks immence its fake to start talking of the 3ds's 3d power as there are no AAA games as the graphics need to be AAA to get the best out of 3D Mario 3D land will be another amazing 1 along with MarioKart7.
thats one long sentence.
..and Luigi's mansion 2 with Kid Icarus!!! :) it's true what you said.. we need some time when more and more AAA games will be shown.. it's just a start for 3DS, when devs will get used to it, when they'll maximize everything what can be achieved on 3DS then we'll have a talk
Kid Icarus got beat up by kratos in God of War 2.
yea, he tore off his wings.. Sorry bro..
Silly fantard, Pit isn't icarus. He's closer related to Cupid than Icarus. He's like a Greek version of Michael the War angel. The game wasnt even supposed to be called Kid Icarus! It's real name is Legend of Light
@above ..I think you guys didn't see what can be achieved on 3DS and more, do you?... it's just a beginning..disagree all you want ..and it's coming in November, nano assault, baby :) http://www.youtube.com/watc... plus RE:REvelations some of you are really great, 3DS isn't a year on the market and you want that devs could get used to it so fast? btw: god of war wasn't made so early if it was made in beginning of PS2 era, do you think it was so pretty? yeah right..
Disagree all you want, but you all know damn well that he isn't Icarus. his name is Pit. Now if Kratos pimp slapped Palutena and then ripped of Pit's wings, that would be different. Also they are 2 completely different worlds. In Pit's world, Palutena reigns over Zuess, and Zuess even had to call on Pit to defeat Orcos because he was scared of him.
In n64 ports you might not notice becaues n64 graphics were always a bit 'bulky". But in new games, 3DS 3D MURDERS the texture quality. The reason marioland 3d looks good in trailers is because the 3d is turned OFF. the same goes for resi revelations and mgs 3D. with the 3D turned off the games look "pretty good". turn 3D on and you'll see that Snake turns into a low ress anorexic. the 3D anorexic zombies in resi revelations don't impress either. Instead of killing I just wanted to feed them.
I thought these companies to mature enough to not mud sling. Guess I was wrong. Maybe they see the 3ds number 1 worldwide even before the holidays and are getting nervous
You expected rival companies to give each other hugs and kissies? They can criticize different products without it being "mud slinging" But I've seen enough of your posts to know you're a perpetual troll and you're simply crying about Sony for being Sony.
Your profile name is Stealth2k. Wow! Mudslinging is easy!
What talk could I expect from a Nintendo rival? :) 3D doesn't pop up out of 3DS screen? yeah right, I have 3DS and I know it does, but not in all software and you don't need to turn effect all the way up to achieve this.. it's up to devs - at some in-game places effect is like looking through the window, in some - pops out of screen.. 3D is great on 3DS.. other thing Ninty marketed 3D glasses less gaming first to the public (I am not talking who made it first, because I don't know that), so criticize that 3D all you want... other thing Sony boss wanted the 3D effect that object could fly nearby your ears? THAT'S CALLED HOLOGRAMS it different technology at all
3d is great on the 3ds? u gotta be kidding me. the 3d is ok, only on some games it works right and even then it doesnt look that special, and again it adds nothing to the gameplay at all. its just a tacked on gimmick taking advantage of the 3d fad that has come along recently, thats why they tossed 3d into the name of the console so people (mainly kids) would run to it. the tech is just old on the 3ds, and thats why im confused as to why there are no games.
Keep drinking the Nintendo Kool Aid.. Does anyone have a link to that picture of Iwata holding a 3DS with Mario popping out of it with, 'Bull****', written all over it?
the 3ds 3d is horrible, and it doesnt add anything to the gameplay, my brother and everyone i know doesn't use the 3d. its completely useless, and honestly only a kid of 5 years old might actually use it
No only that it also kicks the crap out of you eyes.
Although it is the main point of the 3ds, i have to agree where the 3d is horrible. The textures and graphics are somehow worse with 3d on than with it off. I hope that nintendo will fix this issue when they remodel it.
Sony and MS shold stop bashing the competitors, they are making fanboys by talking trash about them and making them hate the other companies. If they are nice to eachother fanboys will see it's stupid to like one system(I left out Nintendo because I never seen an article of them bashing Sony or MS, I only see Sony and MS bashing)
I wouldn't expect the 3DS to have better 3D than a 3D TV anyway but I'm sure others will read this as Sony bashing the 3DS
If Ninty would have put out a 3D handheld that required glasses, it would have sold even less than it has. Right now the technology for glasses-less stereoscopic 3D does not exist. Nintendo went with current tech to bring something new to the table, and I like it. I think the "depth perception" 3D looks cool. Funny that Sony would criticize the 3DS when they don't even have a handheld product that does any kind of 3D at all. "The 3DS sucks! Buy the Vita!"
"Funny that Sony would criticize the 3DS when they don't even have a handheld product that does any kind of 3D at all. "The 3DS sucks! Buy the Vita!" you an other's just did not get the context of the statements. that's not what Sony was saying @ all.. Look did you read the entire statements or just the headline, an not look at the contest of the statement's? or did you an others,just want to see the negative in what was stated , no matter what because something was said about Nintendo an it happened to be Sony? Sony was not bashing Nintendo. How is this bashing Nintendo? first statement (1) "Michael Ephraim, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia’s managing director, believes that 3D is far from over, and that the technology still has a way to go." second statement (2) but he believes that Nintendo’s handheld was not offering a true 3D experience. ”3D is a stereoscopic experience where you expect the character to jump out of the screen and fly by your ears,” he said in a feature on Screenplay. “3DS did not offer that. How is what he said not true? there is a limit to the 3D experience of Glasses free an The 3D experience with Glasses, the 3D effects are not the same experiences. statement (3) It wasn’t stereoscopic 3D, which you can only achieve through glasses. statement (4) "You could argue that maybe all the games haven’t come out for it, but personally, I don’t think somebody wants a watered-down 3D experience after they have watched television and movies where bullets are flying around their ears. You don’t get that experience [with 3DS].” He is talking about the experience of the 3DS's 3D for the consumer. the experience of 3D on the 3DS is not the same experience as what you get with stereoscopic 3D which is not slamming Nintendo, the point being you cannot judge the 3D experience of the 3DS to be = to that of the experience of stereoscopic 3D which is what Sony is using instead of the 3D technology that Nintendo is using for the 3DS. which comes to Statement (5)an (6) #5 The comments come in a feature on Screenplay, which primarily discusses Sony Australia’s release of the PlayStation-branded 3D TV . #6 Sony has stated that it wouldn’t incorporate 3D into a handheld, such as the Vita, until the tech was definitely ready. the point was the 3D of the Nintendo 3DS Experience is not the same 3D effect as you would get if it was in stereoscopic 3D, an currently as it stands unless the handheld 3D effect would be the same as the stereoscopic 3D Experience, Sony was not going to offer it on a Handheld. they feel the 3D effect on the 3DS is not going to give you that same experience as you get with other stereoscopic 3D experiences which is true.
so what, vita is a watered down ps3 experience. :)
didn't know the PS3 had two touchscreens and cross-game chat...
you meant touch screen and touch pad from behind..?
@heylo... you are right and the one who disagreed is probably the same who said the PSVita s a watered down ps3 experience. @Venox2008...you know what he means... Back to subject...dont own a 3DS but I tried it many times at Gamestop and it is a watered down 3D experience !
LOL Vita doesn't have two touch screens
With the power to run KZ3 and MGS4 on it? That's a big fat no good buddy.
Brought a 3ds on launch day like I have with all nintendo releases. I have no regrets and I think the 3d is great! It really add to games more than just pushing processing power IMO.
The only experience I have had with the the 3DS is playing it at HMV. The 3D is odd. It felt like the old 3D stuff you try when your a child in those science packs. I can see why it is like that (the tech hasn't advance yet and needs to be cost effective) but my short 3D experience wasn't good. I am not expecting it to be like Avatar but I was expecting more.
I don't know what this guy is talking about maybe the 3rd party games but all of nintendos games look great In 3d even when you first Turn on the 3ds and they tell you to hit the slider that's when you really see it but I guess everyone's eyes are not the same lol. but I do see the 3d coming out the screen on most of the games but let's wait till some real games come out instead of judging some old ports let's wait till Mario kart, Mario land,etc to come out first
"I don't know what this guy is talking about maybe the 3rd party games but all of nintendos games look great In 3d even when you first Turn on the 3ds and they tell you to hit the slider that's when you really see it but I guess everyone's eyes are not the same lol. but I do see the 3d coming out the screen on most of the games but let's wait till some real games come out instead of judging some old ports let's wait till Mario kart, Mario land,etc to come out first" what he's saying even when the new Games get released, the experience with the 3DS 3D effects are not going to be the same Experience as you would have with the stereoscopic 3D an most likely as it stands now that the Experience of the 3D technology that the 3DS uses will not be able to give you that same experience. Nothing was said about the Quality of the games on the 3DS, the point was the user experience with each of the 3D experiences of Glasses free an stereoscopic 3D are completely going to be different For the End user.
i know what he was trying to say but i find it hard to believe when i have a 3ds and i see the 3d effect perfect. he said 3D is a stereoscopic experience where you expect the character to jump out of the screen and fly by your ears,” and i don't know about the ear part but in games like pilot wings and star fox and ridge racer i see all types of things coming out the screen like the planes, the leaves and the ship but then again not everybody can see in 3d maybe im seeing something that they are not lol
The 3DS is for kids anyway. They'll be impressed with anything.
Nintendo 3ds is water down
i have the 3ds and like it but the 3D is terrible. You cant use the gyro thing or even slightly change positions. It also causes headaches after 1 hour. I just want the 3DS for pokemon, mario, zelda, starfox, metroid. Gtfo with this 3d crap
Like I posted above I can use the 3D, move around all I want, use the motion controls to the fullest extent even while laying down, and still not break the 3D effect. And I also have bad eye problems, yet I can play the 3DS for hours and not get any headaches. Just because that's YOUR experience doesn't make it true for everyone, because everyone perceives 3D differently. I know many people who have similar experiences with headaches with the so called "superior" stereoscopic 3D.
Ok people need to stop saying Nintendo's 3D suck, the display is made by Sharp and the tech was still in its early stage, it has certainly matured quite a lot. Does anyone remember the Fuji FinePix RealD camera from back in 2009, it used same tech. And he wasnt bashing Nintendo ye of little minds, he was saying the tech is not ready and it isnt. Sony makes screens and they have Autostereoscopic screens in some of their cameras so they know what they are talking about. Actually they showed 2 Autostereoscopic 3D OLED screens back at CES earlier this year so chances are they are working on something for the next Vita.
Love how its ok when Sony says something bad about the competition.
That's because it's N4G. Whenever some other company says something about Sony, it automatically turns into a flame war. When Sony talks about some other company, then it's automatically fact. lol. I do agree with them in this case though. The 3D is watered down. But it is the only 3D that I've experienced that isn't affected by my astigmatism so w/e....
Sony Executives are the worst fanboys ever!
They get paid to be though :)
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