Nintendo Announces 3DS, Sony Responds and PSP turns 5!
Wait, no 3D glasses on a handheld ?
Nintendo announced its upcoming handheld – 3DS, a handheld portable that
allows you to enjoy 3D gaming without the need of 3D glasses.
Nintendo will feature a full preview set for E3 2010 this June.
Tentatively titled the 3DS, this glasses-free 3D portable will be the
successor to both the DS and DSi. Along with that, it will use a
“compatible cart” to ensure backwards compatibility with your vast
library of favorites from the older consoles.
Nintendo expects the launch of 3DS into the retail market somewhere
during the fiscal year ending in March 2011.
So now with portable able to enjoy 3D gaming without 3D glasses, what
has the PSP got to say ?
Sony’s John Koller responds to IGN that Sony is focusing 3D on the console platform with the amount of interest from publishers being “off the chart”
Koller remains unsure if there is a market for 3D handheld gaming with a younger audience. Koller also mention as quoted from IGN that
“I think it’s an interesting move but one 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
It is more of a interesting standpoint that Koller believes DS is more for 8 to 9 years old and oh! did we mention the PSP is 5 years old already (as according to North American launch) ?
Indeed, the PSP have came a long way, undergoing several iterations, many firmware upgrades and even a UMD-free version of PSP Go! Check out Koller’s entry in the Playstation blog.
Happy birthday PSP