Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work
Posted by Damien McFerran
Predictable sounds of negativity coming from Nintendo rival
While the rest of the world is left pondering just what Nintendo can do with the freshly-announced 3DS, Sony's John Koller has wasted no time is casting aspersions on the machine's chances.
"I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," said Koller, who is employed as director of hardware and marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America.
"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. 8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now," he went on to add.
This kind of trash-talking is hardly new, but Koller does have a point – as our very own Sean Aaron found when he tested the 3D capabilities of the current DSi hardware, using this kind of tech in a portable can lead to some discomfort for the player. Time will tell if Nintendo's gamble has paid off.