Nintendo dropped a bomb on the gaming industry yesterday when it announced the Nintendo 3DS. It’s Nintendo’s latest handheld and will be able to render games in 3D without the use of glasses. After the announcement, speculation began almost instantaneously. Some suggested that soon, Sony will issue a firmware update that would turn the PSP into PSP3D.
Not so says SCEA market boss John Koller. He said Sony is dead set on bringing 3D to PS3 not PSP.
“Our focus on 3D right now is on the console,” Koller told IGN. “There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity on PlayStation 3 with 3D. The amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts. We know we have a hit with 3D on PS3 and we’re going to concentrate our efforts there.”
As for 3DS, Koller warned that younger children will have difficulty with the 3D handheld concept.
“I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable,” he said. “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. Eight and nine year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now.”
According to Nintendo, more information will be released come E3. It’ll be on the market before April 2011.