Neoseeker : News : Sony "shifting effort" away from 3D, says consumers decided it's not "hugely important"
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Arietta Oct 1, 12
Oh good, I was starting to worry I may be the only one who doesn't care about 3D.
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Vollando Oct 1, 12
I think it's good they acknowledge that people aren't too fussed about it, rather then try and shove it in audiences faces. Shows they know their market really.
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bluexy Oct 1, 12
Vollando "shove it in audiences faces" ... looks at header image of audience wearing 3D glasses ...

I bow before your masterful pun, sir.
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Seeker X Oct 1, 12
About damn time they left the whole 3D crap alone. They tried too hard for too long and nobody ever gave a crap. I think that's probably why Killzone 3 was such a letdown, great gameplay but it was so 3D focused that even the main menu looked horrible. Other than that though, I don't think their little 3D campaign ever actually did much damage to their reputation. Since it was mentioned, "nobody cared" doesn't mean that people stopped buying PS3 games because of it, so I don't know how it had to catch up anywhere.
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VeGiTAX2 Oct 1, 12
As a whole we'll see companies dropping the act on 240hz (lol screen flicker tweaking) and 3D as they look for their next marketing angle, most companies are already working on rolling out 4K panels to test in the market soon enough and they'll start the whole HD dog and pony show again after they get that started.

Now they just need consumers to bite and they'll have the next group to put into tech wars again. 25/30/60/120/240/400/5,000,000hz and a variety of other technologies to go with it while lacking programming to match
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Zombie_Barioth Oct 1, 12
Sony is known for pushing new tech but in this case I don't think it was a good idea. HD and blu-ray were ok since at least you could use component, but if you want 3D you need to buy a whole new tv plus enough glasses for the family+guests, not exactly cheap at around $70 a pop. As someone who wear glasses I can say that the specs are a big turn off, even if you can find one that fits over them its not very comfortable. I though about getting their 3D display but the fact that I have to pick between 3D and being able to see the screen is a huge factor when non-3D screens are cheaper. I don't think their focus on 3D took away much from everything else, just that the time and money could have been spent else where.

The 3DS is a different story since its made from the ground up for 3D and you know everyone that buys one can take advantage of its features. You shouldn't even be buying it for 3D but its there if you want it. The games are also made so having it off doesn't effect anything, and being glasses free is a big plus.
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Shave ya Head Oct 1, 12
I think i'm going to cry with happiness.
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pipripx Oct 1, 12
this is the 3rd time 3d failed if im not wrong ........can we never bring it back ?
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THM Oct 1, 12
I love watching 3D films with my LED, Titanic recently! Also, I do enjoy playing glass-free 3D games on 3DS...but I tend to agree that it's not an essential technology, but in the future I'd love to see big-screen 3D without glass...a holographic game, for instance, would be interesting...
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VeGiTAX2 Oct 1, 12
quote pipripx
this is the 3rd time 3d failed if im not wrong ........can we never bring it back ?
The problem is intent, for consumer tv's we essentially ran out of marketing lines.

HD Ready, FullHD, 120hz, 240hz, LED, 3D, DLP, LCD, Plasma and even at the start, CRT were all part of that war.

Now we're out of marketing and the industry is starting the whole war over in the next generation coming up. Granted it did buy the companies some time and OLED never really took off like they hoped so here we are.
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Hell Fire Oct 1, 12
I've never actually played a game in 3D but I'm not a fan of 3D films so this is no loss for me. It seems that a lot of people are in the same boat too. I don't want to have to buy another TV either....
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ashantiqua Oct 1, 12
i want 4k. i need 4k.
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nnnddd101010 Oct 1, 12
I still don't think 3D is viable in the short term. Most people can't be bothered to spend money on buying a new 3D tv, and the whole glasses thing is still annoying. Glasses-free 3D still has a way to go before it becomes good enough to be universally accepted (see: the 3DS).
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LloydToS Oct 2, 12
Considering 3DS can cause headaches and all that, untill they can make 3D vision better I doubt it's going to be a big success. Another issue is that from the gamers I know, they couldn't care less about 3D so marketing 3D for games really isn't going to add all that much and it took them all this time to figure it out I suppose. What I personally like to see is the 4k or more TV's. Although I will be sticking to my 1920x1080 for another few years at least, why replace a good working TV heh. I used to game on a huge box with 720p or something and that worked fine.
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