Next Nintendo console unlikely to support 3D

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

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.

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