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Sony Responds To Nintendo 3DS Announcement

Sony fans should not expect a 3D PSP announcement anytime soon.

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The Great Melon3499d ago (Edited 3499d ago )

I actually think 3d without glasses will be easier to implement on a handheld device considering there is little variation where most people hold the psp or ds. It will be easy to rely on a set but small "sweet spot" that hinders typical large 3d TVs. If the screen sizes of the 3DS rival the psp's screen then it might be possible to produce some good and noticeable depth in games.

I think Sony will rethink their position in time. A 3D portable could be a good way to make the public aware and excited for the possibilities of "no glasses" 3D without breaking the bank because the screens will be a lot cheaper than their larger counterparts due to the smaller pixel count.

Raf1k13499d ago

True but I don't think creating games that can only be played on a 3D PSP is something Sony would want unless you could get games that could work with or without 3D.

RememberThe3573499d ago

But I did watch Avatar in 3D and it was sweet! I like the idea of 3D but only if it is done right. I'm not sure why everyone on this thread seems to be sprung off the 3DS; maybe they like it because Sony doesn't like it. Anyway, I seems like a pretty cool idea, but I'm not confident that Nintendo will pull it off in any way they will intrigue me.

kneon3499d ago

Yes this tech works fine on a handheld, but 3d isn't very impressive on such a small screen so I don't know that it's worth the effort.

But I think Sony could be wrong about the market impact. I don't know anyone over the age of 12 that owns a DS and that demographic is very easily sucked in to what's "cool". If the kids decide this is a must have item then sales will be huge.

Arksine3499d ago

..tells me we are years away from acceptable autostereoscopy. Maybe it does work better on a smaller screen, but I have to see it to believe it. If people think glasses are annoying, autostereoscopy requires a precise "sweet spot", if you aren't viewing at the correct distance and angle, the picture will look like garbage.

Of course if it was still that bad I don't think Nintendo would use it. I would like to think that they learned something from the virtual boy.

kneon3499d ago

@1.4

That's exactly why it works better on a hand held device. The distance and angle to the user is more predictable. And if the user does move out of the needed zone they can easily move back. Much easier than rearranging all your furniture to make sure everyone is in the right spot :)

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mcgrawgamer3499d ago

wow cmon

"I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," he added. "Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it's an interesting move but one I'd like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint. 8 and 9 year olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now."

the whole kiddie argument should dead and buried by now. My wife and both her sisters have DSi's they killing prof layton. True the nintendo pokemon connection leads a non gamer to believe it's for kids but this dude is in the industry he should know better and whom ever is doing that research for Sony needs to be fired.

Raf1k13499d ago

There are lots of people with a DS who are adults but don't kids make up most of the DS userbase?

Mike134nl3499d ago (Edited 3499d ago )

He should have said casual gamers or non (hardcore)gamers specifying young children, grandfathers females who don't play xbox360 or ps3 games.

Secondly A 3DS might be a harder for some people (8-9 year olds in this example) on the other hand the problem and solution simply lies at the design of the game.

I do think that the psp is catering to a older more hardcore gamer audience than the ds. And I do think that the demographic Sony is aiming at,with their psp, should in theory be more attracted to 3D gaming.
Like mentioned in the article it's interesting to see what's going to happen with the demographic of the DS3 compared to the normal DS's, will the people who buy psp's be compelled to acquire an 3DS?

Moreover will 3DS/nintendo take a more direct aim at the hardcore (psp) game audience. Which market Nintendo is going after might be reflected by the inclusion of a joystick (pricing and specs)
As a conclusion big fail on Sony side that they won't be having a psp 3D anytime soon.

mcgrawgamer3499d ago

I have absolutely no idea about the hard numbers but I do know the Dsi and DSi XL were specifically created to target the soccer mom and older gamer. The gamer who games in 15 to 30 minute increments here and there.

This guy basically turns a blind eye to that demographic in any capacity and his comment is worded in such a way to suggest that Nintendo's only demographics is 8 to 9 year olds which we both know is wrong. They did this same crap with the wii and now move is touted as the "Grown" mans motion controls??? Maybe I'm living in a dream world but I remember when the people in this industry had Integrity and gave credit where credit was due.

IdleLeeSiuLung3499d ago

"I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," he added. "Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it's an interesting move but one I'd like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint. 8 and 9 year olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now."

I think Nintendo knows their demographic much better than Sony. Perhaps he should look into to what is wrong with Sony's research.

baum3499d ago

He is Sony PR, what else do you expect? I hope you can't imagine him saying: "Oh yeah, everyone should go ahead and buy one of our competitor's products". His job is downplaying the competition.

mcgrawgamer3499d ago (Edited 3499d ago )

no baum his job is to sell the consumer on his product based on it's own merits not by "downplaying" the competition and it's not just him it's this industry as a whole. Aaron Greenturd, Reggie Filthy-Piece, and Jack Trashaton all represent the big 3 and all bash in their own way. If you have good product you market it properly and put it in the consumer's hand and they make a sound judgement. If your product is the end all be all there is no need to mud sling. I'm sure those of us who bought a PS3 bought them regardless of what came out of Sony's trashy PR mouth we did our research and made a sound decision based on our interest same goes for any fan of any console on this site. It's one thing to expose a competitors weakness with facts i.e RROD, wii's graphics, or sony non-unified psn service. but the constant political / PR mud slinging case and point his 8 to 9 yr old demographic comment is false and uncalled for. Just my opinion of course.

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Optical_Matrix3499d ago

Yeah...right. E32010, June 16th, Sony Press Breifing. "And now I'm pleased to uncover PSP3D, coming to EU,JP and NA shores in March 2011 for $599"

dgroundwater3499d ago

Before Move was announced I would call this flamebait. I really don't know anymore though :P

GiantEnemyCrab3499d ago

With the tagline: "3D Portable Gaming Doesn't Start Until Sony Says"

mint royale3499d ago

LMAO. You know it will happen. Keep innovating Sony ;)

Whitefox7893499d ago

Well PSP has done 3D (with the need of glasses) for Metal Gear AC!D 2

DaTruth3499d ago (Edited 3499d ago )

@All above

PWNED!!!

Noctis Aftermath3499d ago

People are quick to assume that this is a good thing, i think the 3D implemented needs to be judged first before i support it, if ALL games require 3D i question nintendo's logic.

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Zydake3499d ago

Thought it was a Kevin Butler video lol..

**Off-Topic

Anyone know a good website to show the sales of the PS1 PS2 and the PS3?
Thanks in advance

mint royale3499d ago

Vgchartz?

PS1 - 103 million
PS2 - 142 million
PS3 - 33.5 million

According to Sony.

Zydake3499d ago

Thanks for the reply I'm doing a report bout sale >.<
Bubble+

Darkfocus3499d ago

I wouldn't use VG charts then as they're just estimates

mint royale3499d ago

All sales companies figures are estimates whether it be NPD, Media Create or Vgchatz. Question is how good ar eth eestimates?

The only 100% data is from the companies themselves. Look for financial reports (quarterly results) and the numbers that the big 3 have sold to retailers is there. If you want sold to consumer estimates then NPD, media create, vgchartz etc will have to make do.

DaTruth3499d ago (Edited 3499d ago )

So now Sony doesn't even know what they shipped!

Lol!!

mint royale3499d ago

Where the hell was that said? I said sony know how many they have sold to the retailers!

Lol!

N4g_null3499d ago

So where is the time line showing move sports before wii sports. Where is the time line showing motion controlls in wii mote nunchuck style from Sony. Why wasn't a boxing game made for the eye toy?

Seriously they are copying and it's sad because the adults that see this will say the same. On top of this if these games are not fun then it's game over.

Hell it's game over now. Sony can't make fun games impressive maybe fun no. Take a ps3 to a bar and find out your self.

Sony's only chance was to expand on what nintendo did their own way.

Actually nintendo gives a great example on how to do this with the 3ds yet they are too arrogant to learn, copy and steal maybe but learn hell no.

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Dellis3499d ago

PS3 3D= E3 Announcement