Nintendo went all in on motion control, and now the rest of the industry is following their lead. But according to Mario mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto, the company doesn’t think it’s quite time for them to jump into the third dimension.
Speaking to Der Spiegel, Miyamoto said that while 3D makes sense for a self-contained device, like the forthcoming 3DS, there still just aren’t enough 3DTVs for a 3D Wii to work (translated via Google):
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Will be a 3-D Wii?
Miyamoto: I do not think the next step will be ours. Wii is indeed one reason so successful, because many people do not have HDTV equipment and to appreciate what the Wii offers. The Nintendo 3DS is possible because it is a portable console and 3D glasses to work without it. For the living room would need a 3-D TV and it will take some time before enough households have 3-D TVs that the theme for the Gaming significant falls.