A recent study of 1,001 respondents suggests that gamers just aren’t that enthusiastic about 3D, with 51 percent saying they were not happy with 3D consoles. 44 percent of gamers believe that 3D gaming is just ‘unnecessary,’ 28 percent of them were ‘unimpressed’ while playing the 3DS, 22 percent stated that 3D was simply ‘[impairing] the gaming experience;’ what’s more, 77 percent noted that 3DTVs were not something they’d want and 65 percent stated that 3D was not a major issue in the purchase of a next-generation Xbox.

“Rumors are constantly flying around about the next big console releases, so we wanted to see what gamers would think about the possibility of a 3D enabled console,” said Simon Kilby, founder of Playr2.com. “It was surprising to see that the majority were against it, but many seemed to be disappointed by the technology on the Nintendo 3DS and wouldn’t like to see the technology spread to other consoles. 3D, given its current popularity in cinema and television, does seem to be the next logical step in gaming; but I think developers will have to be careful to tackle the issues that the Nintendo 3DS seemed to raise with motion sickness and the like. Our study proves that many think it to be unnecessary or even impairment on the gaming experience; so it will be interesting to see what happens when the consoles are finally released.”

Source: Playr2.com {link no longer active}