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Sony’s Koller says Nintendo 3DS is a ‘bit of a stretch,’ no plans for 3D PSP

March 24th, 2010 Engadget No comments

Sony has never been one to mince words when it comes to Nintendo, and it looks like the company’s newly announced Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Speaking with IGN, SCEA Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller confirmed that Sony’s “focus on 3D right now is on the console,” and added that “the amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts.” No surprise there, but things get a bit more interesting when Koller is asked about the 3DS, with him saying that while he thinks “it’s an interesting move”, he’d “like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint,” adding that “8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now.” Of course, Nintendo usually gives as good as it gets, and it should have plenty to say when the 3DS makes it debut at E3 later this year.

Sony’s Koller says Nintendo 3DS is a ‘bit of a stretch,’ no plans for 3D PSP originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony has never been one to mince words when it comes to Nintendo, and it looks like the company's newly announced Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Speaking with IGN, SCEA Director of Hardware and Marketing John Koller confirmed that Sony's "focus on 3D right now is on the console," and added that "the amount of interest in 3D from the retail side and game publishers is off the charts." No surprise there, but things get a bit more interesting when Koller is asked about the 3DS, with him saying that while he thinks "it's an interesting move", he'd "like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint," adding that "8 and 9 year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now." Of course, Nintendo usually gives as good as it gets, and it should have plenty to say when the 3DS makes it debut at E3 later this year.

Sony's Koller says Nintendo 3DS is a 'bit of a stretch,' no plans for 3D PSP originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The 404 Podcast 543: Where we can’t stop staring at Nintendo’s 3DS

March 23rd, 2010 CNET Ent No comments

Pucker up! The 404 Podcast cordially invites you to help us celebrate Kiss An Asian Day! Wilson and I are clearly delighted with this extremely made-up holiday, whereas Jeff couldn’t be stuck in a more compromising position. Yesterday also happened to be International Talk Like William Shatner Day, so the first story in today’s rundown is about his new social network that is aimed at sci-fi nerds. Myouterspace.com is still in beta (Shatner’s Twitter is apparently taking suggestions), but the site promises to be “a sci-fi social network for those with a passion for the arts.” In my best Shatner voice: that…sounds…very…lame.


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Nintendo’s first shot at 3D gaming.

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Today, Nintendo announced the next generation of its popular DS portable gaming platform, and, of course, it’s in 3D. The Nintendo 3DS will officially see a release at this year’s E3 conference in June, but so far we know that the device will be backward compatible with DS and DSi games and won’t require you wear special goggles for 3D gameplay. Here’s hoping that the 3DS will be a little more fun than Nintendo’s first foray into 3D gaming.

CNET audio expert Steve Guttenberg stops by on the second half to pimp his ongoing contest, “The Audiophillie Music Awards for Excellence in Recorded Sound.” Keep in mind that this is not “American Idol,” so entries won’t be judged by musical talent, but rather on the quality of the recording itself. This is your chance to prove your recording skills and promote your favorite unsigned band, so submit your entry on a CD and you’ll be entered to win one of six pairs of Monster Turbine Copper or Monster Turbine Gold in-ear headphones!

Click here for official rules and an entry form (must complete and send along with CD). The contest ends on April 17, so good luck, everyone!




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Pucker up! The 404 Podcast cordially invites you to help us celebrate Kiss An Asian Day! Wilson and I are clearly delighted with this extremely made-up holiday, whereas Jeff couldn't be stuck in a more compromising position. Yesterday also happened to be International Talk Like William Shatner Day, so the first story in today's rundown is about his new social network that is aimed at sci-fi nerds. Myouterspace.com is still in beta (Shatner's Twitter is apparently taking suggestions), but the site promises to be "a sci-fi social network for those with a passion for the arts." In my best Shatner voice: that...sounds...very...lame.

Nintendo's first shot at 3D gaming.

(Credit: Geekosystem.com)
Today, Nintendo announced the next generation of its popular DS portable gaming platform, and, of course, it's in 3D. The Nintendo 3DS will officially see a release at this year's E3 conference in June, but so far we know that the device will be backward compatible with DS and DSi games and won't require you wear special goggles for 3D gameplay. Here's hoping that the 3DS will be a little more fun than Nintendo's first foray into 3D gaming. CNET audio expert Steve Guttenberg stops by on the second half to pimp his ongoing contest, "The Audiophillie Music Awards for Excellence in Recorded Sound." Keep in mind that this is not "American Idol," so entries won't be judged by musical talent, but rather on the quality of the recording itself. This is your chance to prove your recording skills and promote your favorite unsigned band, so submit your entry on a CD and you'll be entered to win one of six pairs of Monster Turbine Copper or Monster Turbine Gold in-ear headphones! Click here for official rules and an entry form (must complete and send along with CD). The contest ends on April 17, so good luck, everyone!

EPISODE 543

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Nintendo announces 3DS — the glasses-free 3D successor to the DS

March 23rd, 2010 Engadget No comments

Whoa, now this is a whopper coming (almost) out of nowhere. Nintendo has just slipped out a press release in Japan informing the world that all-new 3D-capable portable hardware is coming, with a full unveiling set for E3 2010 this June. Tentatively titled the 3DS, this glasses-free 3D wonder is pitched as the successor to both the DS and DSi, and will use a “compatible cart” that should ensure backwards compatibility with your vast library of favorites from the older consoles. Nintendo expects to launch the 3DS into retail “during the fiscal year ending March 2011.”

Update: Unofficial reports from Japan suggest the 3DS will have a parallax barrier 3D LCD from Sharp, a vibration function, and a “3D control stick.” Read about it all here.

Nintendo announces 3DS — the glasses-free 3D successor to the DS originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 03:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Whoa, now this is a whopper coming (almost) out of nowhere. Nintendo has just slipped out a press release in Japan informing the world that all-new 3D-capable portable hardware is coming, with a full unveiling set for E3 2010 this June. Tentatively titled the 3DS, this glasses-free 3D wonder is pitched as the successor to both the DS and DSi, and will use a "compatible cart" that should ensure backwards compatibility with your vast library of favorites from the older consoles. Nintendo expects to launch the 3DS into retail "during the fiscal year ending March 2011." Update: Unofficial reports from Japan suggest the 3DS will have a parallax barrier 3D LCD from Sharp, a vibration function, and a "3D control stick." Read about it all here.

Nintendo announces 3DS -- the glasses-free 3D successor to the DS originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 03:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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