July 2, 2010

Your Morning Dose Of Ridicolous

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , — Jamie Love @ 9:37 am

Sony 3D
Wednesday’s IGN posting with words from Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida offered the net brave new levels of comment fodder on the subject of Sony’s 3D aspirations in comparison to Nintendo’s E3 3D upheaval.

I usually tune Industry nonsense out, but choice bits here included –

“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.”


“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.”

That Nintendo has “bashed” on 3D glasses technology seems questionable, since so many people seem to agree that the glasses are a major drawback. That the comment is blown out of proportion in typical Interwebz style is also a given. Admittedly it is hard to avoid when one company seems to suggest that another is breaking the prime directive and derailing the future.

The quotes have also drawn renewed attention to the uphill battle Sony may be in for in marketing 3D as a major feature of the PlayStation 3, especially if surveys suggesting that nearly 70% of Japanese respondents have no interest in making the upgrade anytime soon.

We can bat the ball back and forth on that for months to come, but what’s really stuck in my back the most is that anyone from Sony could speak such words with a straight face at the exact same time that the company can ascend a stage and market motion controls as if they just invented the one and only “real deal” – or the premise that they are more accurate and responsive than the competition.

Seems typically hypocritical to me and probably not worth the mentioning – after all, if we stopped to point out every silly thing a company representative said, we’d have to build some sort of daily post infrastructure using glib write ups that leave the actual games discussions behind – can you imagine?


  1. Well, the nerve! They have been bashing the Wii DIRECTLY ever since before it launched but Nintendo takes a shot at EVERYONE that uses glasses for their 3D effect and now Sony feels hurt and says they should work together?

    Comment by EdEN — July 2, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

  2. Sony: “Stop trolling us Nintendo!?”

    Comment by Ujn Hunter — July 2, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

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