Oh noes! Check this out.
Speaking to Eurogamer.net, Fergal Gara, Sony Computer Entertainment’s UK chief, said “consumers decide how relevant (3D) is. It’s fair to say consumers have decided it’s not huge important at this time.”
Say it isn’t so!
The Associated Press reported this month that the number of 3D viewers in the U.S. is so small that Nielsen is unable to effectively measure them. The ratings service says the number is likely around 115,000.
Ah ha ha ha hahahaha! 3d has been a TOTAL FLOP. THIS IS VIRTUAL BOY 2!
And IHS Screen Digest says only two percent of TVs in the United States are capable of displaying 3D programming, which represents roughly 7 million out of the 331 million in U.S. homes.
Awww…. But wait. I am hearing a secret conversation going on in Kyoto, Japan. Let’s listen in, reader.
“The market isn’t interested in my glorious 3d future. What are we going to do, Iwata-san? The 3DS has turned into the sequel of the Virtual Boy!”
“No worries. We’ll just include the 3d screen for the home consoles. This will allow us to not have to use 3d TVs. This generation, we’ll get everyone used to a console with an independent screen from the TV. Then the following generation, BAM, we hit them with a 3d screen. It will be glorious.”
And there you have it, reader. Nintendo doesn’t look at people rejecting 3d as “Gee, they don’t like the 3d. I guess we should do something different.” Instead, it is “How can we trick everyone to start liking 3d?” Miyamoto has invested his entire career into 3d. It MUST pay off. It just must! Expect many more 3d Mario games so you Mario fans will finally learn how to buy the *correct* Mario game.