“Sony wasn’t thrilled about Nintendo’s E3 2010 press conference where it continually reiterated its “no more glasses” messaging for the 3DS.
During an interview with IGN, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida responded by saying Nintendo’s vision for 3D gaming is similar to theirs and that it shouldn’t focus on whether or not glasses are worn.
“I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D,” Yoshida said. “When you listen to what they are saying about the effect of 3D perspective to the games, they are saying the same message we are, but they don’t have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing.”
Yoshida later said the industry should advocate 3D development, and that Sony would like to work alongside Nintendo in promoting the new technology.
“I think as an industry we should preach this new perspective, from a very large cinema screen to a small portable, because that helps advancing the games and the game industry,” he said. “We’d like to work together to promote 3D.”
At the time, Yoshida admitted he hadn’t actually played the 3DS yet, but said the glasses technology is improving all the time and that of course they’ll be required for movie-like experiences.
“If you really want a big theater experience, of course you have to wear glasses,” he said. “With the latest technology, the glasses are light and you kind of forget you’re wearing them after awhile.”