Nintendo 3DS 3D tech lacks precision claims Sony gaming CEO

Chris Davies - Jun 21, 2010
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Nintendo 3DS 3D tech lacks precision claims Sony gaming CEO

Given most gaming hardware execs tend to be ultra-civilised when it comes to discussing their rivals’ wares, we’re not sure whether Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai’s comments on the Nintendo 3DS in fact count as shockingly barbed. ¬†Speaking with Sankei Biz, Hirai dismissed the 3DS’ glasses-free 3D technology as limited and lacking in precision, citing Sony’s own in-house research.

“Based off internally conducted research,” the executive said, “naked-eye 3D for portables does not have high precision, and at present there are limitations.” ¬†Claiming not to have seen the 3DS in person, he declined to comment on the Nintendo system specifically, though his comments do imply that Sony themselves have considered – and discounted – using glasses-free 3D panels for some future version of the PSP.

[via T3 and via Andriasang]


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