While Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime and Saturo Iwata — who gave almost a half an hour lecture on the thing at E3 — and people in general all praise the new Nintendo 3DS for its remarkable way to render 3D visuals for the naked eye, someone was bound to do a little ‘trash-talking’ and make it seem less of a breakthrough that it arguably is. That someone is no other than Sony Computer Entertainment’s CEO Kaz Hirai.
“Based off internally conducted research, naked-eye 3D for portables does not have high precision, and at present there are limitations,” said Hirai, without actually having seen or tried the device.
Besides the factual downplay of the technology, Hirai also gave the impression during this interview at E3 that similar tech would not be coming to Sony’s own PSP. He would rather focus the company’s stance on 3D technology on the PlayStation 3; naturally, given Sony’s E3 press conference.
“With such things as a strengthened 3D-compatible software lineup, we aim to increase hardware sales,” said Hirai.