Stereoscopic 3D to Become Regular Feature of Nintendo Handhelds
Great news, 3DS fans! Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated they’d continue to include stereoscopic 3D in their handhelds.
Speaking to the Independent, he said:
As human beings are this kind of surprise effect wears off quickly, and [to] just have this 3D stereoscopic effect isn’t going to keep people excited. But I think it’s an important element, it makes graphics more impactful, it proves a sense of immersion that 2D doesn’t have, so I would say generally that 3D is better than 2D. It’s nice to have good graphics but not necessarily on their own, so I don’t think we’ll present [3D graphics] as one of the key features of our consoles but will probably stick with 3D as one of the minor elements of our consoles in the future.
So it’s no longer a big deal – just the norm from here on out. So long as an option to turn it off exists, we’ll be happy.