Nintendo - why you won't see a 3D Wii
It's about time - somebody else has seen through the hollow bullshit of 3D. Yes, it's everywhere at the cinema this summer, but the cinema is a place you go to once or twice a month; the experience is a novelty in itself, so we're susceptible to accept adhoc experiences like 3D, or paying £4 for a hot dog.
Every hour you're sat in front of the TV, though? Bollocks. 3D televisions are a fad. Nintendo agree. Games designer Shigeru Miyamoto has said it's unlikely the company’s next console will be 3D:
"One reason Wii is indeed so successful is because most people do not have any HDTV equipment and know how to appreciate what the Wii offers.
The Nintendo 3DS is possible because it is a portable console and it works without 3D glasses. For the living room, consumers would need a 3D TV and it will take some time before enough households have 3D TVs."
So that's that knackered, then. And despite Microsoft encroaching on the Wii's territory with Kinect launching later this year, Miyamoto confirmed that there will not be a new console to replace the Wii anytime soon.