Sony is “pleased” that Nintendo is releasing 3DS

Thursday, 17th June 2010 15:16 GMT By Joe Anderson


During a recent presentation on 3D technology, Sony’s Mick Hocking has revealed that the company’s very pleased Nintendo has decided to launch the 3DS.

With Sony itself being a supporter of 3D and with Nintendo doing likewise, Sony hopes it will help raise the technology’s profile.

“We are very pleased that Nintendo is launching in the field of 3D with its Nintendo 3DS, as this will give the general public a better understanding of 3D and thus democratizing this technology in some way,” said  Hocking.

“It’s certainly a good thing for our products, screens, and PlayStation 3 compatible 3D. ”

Sony used its E3 conference to promote 3D in a big way.

Big hitters such as Killzone 3 and Gran Turismo 5 will both support the tech at launch, and other titles will no doubt follow soon after, if not before.

Thanks, Gamekyo.



  1. Erthazus

    Yeah Sony, you are very pleased to know that your PSP 2 suck?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    What PSP2?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. g00nerz

    Your PSP 2 suck?


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    PSP2 that they are going to be ready to reveal in the next TGS or Gamescom. I think they just don’t have that 3D tech thing for a new PSP, but all other products are in 3D.

    If they won’t have 3D, same line up or better with PSP 2 then the 3DS, then it’s all going to be the same. Nintendo is going to dominate the handheld market and Sony will be second.

    Touch screen and multimedia device won’t save them.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. cookiejar


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Amored

    Of course PSP2 will have 3D! And awesome, stupid, crappy, shitty sunglasses that will break within a month.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    ^ No. Just, no.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @6 LOL

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Alakratt

    i didn’t know that the people who comment here are also industry insiders! fucking awesome!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. rouken

    Sony are “not pleased” that the 3DS doesn’t need glasses.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Kerplunk

    Sony “pleased” that Nintendo are doing something with 3D. Nintendo “flattered” by Sony and Microsoft doing motion control. It’s just so gosh darn pleasant and civil.

    @9 I’ve been amazed at how many people are already jaded experts on all this latest 3D tech.

    @10 A portable unit ships with its own screen. 3DS looks to use the Parallax Barrier method. They have the cost of supplying their own (smaller) screen but total control over the viewing apparatus the user will get.

    @9 See what I mean? Instant expert! ;)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SniperWolf

    Another retarded post from Erthazus
    and the cycle goes on

    #12 5 years ago
  13. zoopdeloop

    I don’t think there was ever a possibility of Psp2 for now.These were just rumors.

    I expect something like this to happen in the next 2-3 years or so.

    3ds is surely much more advanced than the DS series but it’s “almost” on par with PSp (when it comes to graphics…so nothing mind blowing here)add the 3d feature.
    But it’s sure is a big step for Nintendo…and their fans.

    When Psp2 happens you can surely expect something more even if there’s a chance the 3d feature isn’t implemented

    #13 5 years ago
  14. manamana

    That’s just empty words from Sony. 3D equals not 3D. They know, that 3D comes with a hefty pricetag a.k.a. new TV’s, dumb goggles and such. Nintendo on the other hand, has it’s product just ready for the market. And it will sell like hot monster-cookies, that’s for shure.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. itsucks

    HA HA, Sony are such a dumb fuckwads.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @13 You know, that 3DS have much more AA titles at launch then the whole PSP library. Or i can say that it have the best launch lineup in history.
    PSP 2 can beat it if it will have at minimum the same amount of titles at launch.
    and they need 3D because they are the company that push that product to masses.

    @12 Shut the fuck up, no one asked you.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. zoopdeloop

    @16 The only title at launch that was announced that is and confirmed as a launch title…is Kid Icarus and i think Nintedogs(which were shown)the other titles which were also announced weren’t specified as launch titles.

    If they were there should be some footage don’t you think?but instead we were shown only logos at their conference and nothing more.So they’re still working titles and they will be released along the way.Not at launch.

    Off course there will be a decent library at the same time to justify 3ds’s launch but it won’t be so massive as you may think.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Madlink

    @ zoopdeloop

    ‘we we shown only logos and nothing more’. Eh, nope. Most titles are running video demonstrations that while not being interactive are showing off realtime footage. As for only logos, check out this site for screens of all of the games that were announced.

    The Resident Evil screens are pretty impressive.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. zoopdeloop

    @18 The truth is they did showed only logos at their conference.
    Sorry but i’m not convinced from screens i want real footage somehow to justify that they’re all these ready at launch.(that’s what i was pointing out on my previous post about launch titles which i believe it will not be so massive as people may think)

    and from these screens i can only assume that Resident evil’s screens aren’t in real time.
    Watch Kid Icarus’s and MGS’s screens and then watch RE’s screens and you’ll see the difference in polygons,textures e.t.c

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @zoopdeloop, the fact is that these are announced titles and publishers are working on them. 3DS is still have no price and the release date and that handheld have huge 3rd party support already. So it’s already have it’s own legs and have potential to kill it’s older brother.

    Support was the important part of the 3DS announcement.
    + 3DS have behind it’s DS compatibility.

    If Sony can’t come close to it, then there won’t be a big market share. Not to mention games like Ocarina remake is coming to 3DS. Pokemon, Dragon Quest… Jesus, 3DS is probably an international success.

    I just don’t see Sony making PSP 2 at all, honestly. Maybe new multimedia device, but thats it. They don’t even have an Apple like software to support it.

    It’s really sad. Did you see Sony’s E3? Whats big games was? God Of War for PSP? Thats it? =\

    #20 5 years ago
  21. zoopdeloop

    I’m with you…but don’t get over excited.When a new hardware is about to show up this happens (3rd party developers support it to some degree or so it seems)but that doesn’t mean that it will remain that way.There are other hardwares to support as well and i don’t think they will make 3ds just like that priority one to handhelds or hardware in general

    And just like you mentioned Ocarina of time and other Nintendo’s classics coming to 3ds(which judging from the Ocarina of time screenshots are slightly improved graphics wise,nothing mind blowing) i take the chance to remind you that Psp already has a vast ammount of games from PsOne classics(from FF7,8,9 to Silent Hill,Resident Evil,MGS and many many more which noone could have though they could play them on the go someday,off course they are exactly the same as they were but no one really cares…the game is that counts,not graphics the same goes with Ocarina of time people will get excited over the concept not graphics)

    If a PSP2 is ever to go by and Sony does the same thing with ps2 donwloadable titles through PSN things will get nasty…from the ps2 library alone.
    As for Sony’s press conference…They focused on move and ps3-multiplatform titles showing this year that doesn’t mean that they don’t have anything of interest for Psp.There are other events as well besides E3 ;)

    Just to be clear i’m not flaming 3ds i just wait until i see for myself.Until i see results…
    Nintendo was always no1 when it comes to handheld gaming but they also have done some mistakes in the past.So it’s good to remain cautious

    #21 5 years ago

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