By Amy Gilroy
3D may be “interesting” in the TV market at this early stage, but in gaming the excitement is reportedly “off the charts.”
Nintendo may ship a 3D version of the DS by the end of the year, says PC World. The new 3DS will be able to project a 3D image without requiring users wear special 3D glasses, said the report based on a Nikkei newspaper article.
The Japanese newspaper said the dual screens on the 3Ds will be no larger than 4-inches (instead of the 4.2-inch screens in the new DSi XL that launches in the U.S. this week). The 3DS will also have a 3D joystick, force feedback and improved wireless networking and battery life. Nintendo is also considering adding an accelerometer. More info could be revealed in June at the E3 show.
Sony has responded saying it won’t go portable with 3D gaming and is focusing only on 3D for its PS3 console, where the interest is “off the charts,” reports IGN.
Sony hinted at 3D in games at the Consumer Electronics Show in January as shown in this IGN video.
Source: PC World, IGN