News: 3D In 3DS Optional

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by fishykipper, May 10, 2010.

  1. fishykipper

    fishykipper pkmn breeder

    Jul 19, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Not feeling the need for 3D? Nintendo's Satoru Iwata says you'll be able to flick it off!

    A quick piece of confirmation here from over at IGN, that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed the main attraction to Nintendo's upcoming handheld is only optional.

    Iwata has explained the glasses-free 3D function is not required to play games and can be removed if players prefer. We're still lacking confirmation on the exact method Nintendo's using to achieve the 3D effect, but this latest news brings up some interesting questions.

    If Nintendo come out and say the 3D aspect isn't vital, doesn't this present the image to gamers it is just a gimmick?


    Will you be purchasing a 3DS? Let us know below...
  2. Juanmatron

    Juanmatron Slater Color

    Aug 5, 2008
    SEGA's World
    This goes here and all info about 3DS goes here.
  3. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    Also, this was already posted in another topic in User Submitted News.
  4. Diosoth

    Diosoth GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    It's about time. I'm sick of Nintendo shoving a gimmick in our faces, forcing us to use it and copping a "you like the old way? To hell with you!" attitude with people who are content to press buttons on a controller.
  5. spark1223

    spark1223 GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 4, 2009
    United States
    They really dropped a steaming pile of shit on backwards compatibility by removing the slot 2 from the DSi that kinda pissed me off.
  6. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    I don't think they had much choice given the unknown potential health effects of extend 3D viewing.

    On another note, if 3D gets big, maybe we can watch 3D movies on the 3DS instead of buying a 3DTV (Y).

    I wonder how far Nintendo will extend the media functionality of the 3DS from it's previous devices...

    Sorry, I just realized I'm digressing from the topic... forgive me.