3DS: Sony’s 3D “focus” is on PS3, not handhelds

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:47 GMT

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In the wake of Nintendo’s 3DS announcement yesterday, SCEA marketing boss John Koller’s scotched any talk of a 3D update to PSP, saying 3D on PS3 is firmly where Sony’s at.

“Our focus on 3D right now is on the console,” he 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.”

Koller also warned that younger players may 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.”

Nintendo said yesterday it’s to release 3DS before March 2011. The machine will allow 3D gameplay without the need for special glasses. More information is promised at E3 in June.

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