Posted by: seanmalstrom | March 24, 2015

Miyamoto and his sick, sick obsession with 3d

Let us read the Time interview with Iwata together, reader. Did you notice it?

“I think you’re probably familiar with the tales of how, in the late stages of development, Mr. Miyamoto always upends the tea table,” said Iwata. “So a similar thing happened this time. The hardware developers had designed a piece of hardware that they felt was at the final stage of prototyping, and they were bringing it to us for approval to begin moving forward with plans for manufacturing. But Mr. Miyamoto had seen that super-stable 3D just one week before, and he asked “Why aren’t we putting that in this system? If we don’t put this in it, there’s no point in making the system.”

Iwata says he was personally asked many times by his internal engineers, “Are we really going to do this?”

Is this not more clear evidence that Miyamoto has a sick, sick obsession with 3D? Apparently, the point of the New 3DS is to make 3d ‘more accessible’. Clearly, people didn’t buy the 3DS because the 3D simply wasn’t accessible enough. This is what goes on in Miyamoto’s mind.

I know now what the NX is all about. It is about advancing 3d gaming in some form. Has there EVER been a Nintendo console that didn’t try to advance 3d gaming in some form? Some are obvious like N64 and Gamecube. Some aren’t as obvious such as the Super Nintendo’s Mode 7 or the Wii with its ‘3D input’.


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