Wii 3D ‘not our next step’: Miyamoto

By July 16, 2010Newswires

Wii 3D ‘not our next step’: Miyamoto

Nintendo developer explains the reasons why

Shigeru Miyamoto believes the next Nintendo console won’t be 3D, arguing that not enough people have 3D televisions in their homes for it to be viable.

Nintendo revealed its impressive 3D handheld at E3 last month but it doesn’t look as if the company will be utilising 3D technology for its next home console.

“I do not believe that [Wii 3D] will be our next step,” Miyamoto told German website Spiegel. “One reason Wii is indeed so successful is because most people do not have any HDTV equipment and know how to appreciate what the Wii offers.

“The Nintendo 3DS is possible because it is a portable console and it works without 3D glasses. For the living room, consumers would need a 3D TV and it will take some time before enough households have 3D TVs.”

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