Next Nintendo console unlikely to support 3D

Tuesday, 29th March 2011 23:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

So 3D, huh? Nintendo love a bit of that. But not for home consoles, according to Reggie Fils-Aime.

In a statement sure to fire the loins of Wii 2 believers, the Nintendo of America president told CNN 3D is unlikely to feature on the company’s next major console.

“We’ve not said publicly what the next thing for us will be in the home console space, but based on what we’ve learned on 3D, likely, that won’t be it,” he said.

The difference between the portable 3DS’s stereoscopic powers and that of other platforms is, of course, the need for glasses.

“I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3D technology was not going to work,” Mario Kart Wii designer Hideki Konno chimed in.

“In order to make 3-D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3D.”

The 3DS launched last week in the UK, Europe and US, and arrives in Australia tomorrow.

Thanks, Industry Gamers.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    Fuck 3D anyway, it’s all a phase, it’s a hype and it’s also unnessecary,’course this is just my view on it. Also the fact that 3Dtvs are ridiculously overpriced, and also that 3D really isn’t needed for many games and makes people tired apparently. Plus for me personally…it doesn’t matter any bit cause i can’t see 3D.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus a bit offtopic but hillarious from Nintendo.


    #2 4 years ago
  3. DeathJynx

    3D isn’t a big deal. But for the ps3 to be 3D ready before 3D was expected is pretty cool. Wouldn’t want to down grade from it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. xino

    exactly many people are not digging the glass 3D.
    They need to invest in glassless 3D.

    but the feature the next Wii 2 would have is making me anxious to know wtf it is.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Wii 2 or however it will be called should have some amazing graphics chip, cause how Wii games are now looking..just ain’t cutting it anymore. And i know damn well it’s not only about graphics, but come on. And as for games, jesus…finally something more than just the standard (but awesome nonetheless) Mario,Donkey Kong and Zelda games.

    #5 4 years ago

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