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Nintendo: Next Console Won't Be 3D

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Posted March 30, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

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In spite of the reported sales success of the Nintendo 3DS handheld, Nintendo says the next console the company releases won't be in 3D.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said in a recent interview with CNN, "Glasses-free is a big deal. 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."

Ideologically, this makes perfect sense. Nintendo has always stated that the "putting on glasses" part of 3D was not something they'd be interested in, and until television screens have the same kind of technology that powers the 3DS (which probably won't happen) the company isn't goign to venture into the home-3D space.

Here's how Nintendo 3DS developer Hideki Konno explained it: "I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work... In order to make 3-D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3-D."

We know there will likely be no 3D in the theoretical Wii 2, but what kind of technological advancement do you think it will have?  My prediction: Nintendo's next console is completely physical media free, and functions as both a viable handheld system and as a console, beaming gaming to your television without the need for wires at all. Yeah, it's a pipe-dream, but let's hear your pitch in our comment section.

Source: CNN

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