While stereoscopic 3D is a large part of the appeal for the 3DS, Nintendo has always been cool to 3D on televisions requiring glasses. While some may think that their next home console might incorporate 3D as a major feature, Nintendo executives don’t seem to think that way.
“I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work,” said 3DS Producer Hideki Konno. “In order to make 3-D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3-D.”
“Glasses-free is a big deal,” added Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. “We’ve not said publicly what the next thing for us will be in the home console space, but based on what we’ve learned on 3-D, likely, that won’t be it.”