Neil wrote:I think the common thread amongst the naysayers is that they didn't actually try it. Also, the most adamant ones are saying they don't want game immersion. These guys don't represent S-3D's market. I wouldn't worry.
Yeah, I agree. Upon further review I see a few problems. Firstly, they haven't bothered to try any 3D game/movie lately (I'm not talking about some VHS horror movie in anaglyph years ago). However with the recent popularity of 3d movies, there is a good chance these people could be converted.
Then there are the ones that don't value immersion in games. This is an issue, but not totally unexpected. Consider that the Wii is the most popular system, which doesn't support HD, doesn't support advanced stereo sound, has lacking graphics, etc. The majority of the market is completely fine with a sub-standard technical experience as long as the game is entertaining. This is not the demographic for 3D.
We are targeting primarily the PC gamers market, then the Xbox360/PS3 crowd. Even among the xbox/ps3 owners, not all of them own HDTVs. So these users still on SD tvs are probably not our market either. They know HD is better quality and a better experience (no one can argue that SD is better) yet still don't want to spend the money for the feature. Its not going to be easy selling 3D to them.
Finally, there are the xbox/ps3 owners with the big-screen HDTV, 5.1 surround sound system, etc. This is the market we should be hitting. Except one problem, they just spent upwards of $2000-$3000 on their "ultimate" gaming/home-theater system. They don't want to hear that they wasted their money because "3D is the next HD" aka "HD is obsolete". We are basically telling them they have to spend another $2000 just to keep up with the technology. Not the best proposition. I'm not offering any solutions, I'm just stating that its an up-hill battle we are fighting here.