Wii 2 not likely to feature 3D support

By on March 30, 2011

No 3D love for home consoles from Nintendo.

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With 3DS’s relative success and positive comments for the glasses-free 3D display (albeit with a few headaching issues), you would think Nintendo would be banking on the technology for its next home console too, right? Nope.

Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime told CNN that it is highly unlikely that Wii 2 will feature support for 3D whatsoever.

“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.

Nintendo’s reluctance stems from the need of 3D-glasses which they believe won’t work out in the long run.

“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.”

So unless someone comes out with a working and affordable glass-free 3D HDTV, don’t expect Nintendo to three-dimensional with Wii 2.


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