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Iwata: Wii U will support Stereoscopic 3D

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed in a recent interview with Mercury News that the Wii U will support Stereoscopic 3D, although it’s not something the company is focusing on at the moment.

When asked if the Wii U would support the feature, Iwata responded, “If you are going to connect Wii U with a home TV capable of displaying 3-D images, technologically, yes, it is going to be possible, but that’s not the area we are focusing on.

“When it comes to 3-D, ” he continued, “We already have the 3DS, and each owner of the Nintendo 3DS is capable of viewing 3-D images. However, when it comes to the home console, it depends upon the availability of 3-D TV sets at home, which, unfortunately, is not expanding enough. And rather than pouring a lot of energy into that kind of area, with the Wii U we’d like to focus more on each Wii U owner being able to have an equal opportunity to enjoy it.

Elsewhere in the interview, Iwata also focused on how the new console will grab the attention of the Hardcore gamer, saying, “When we considered what to do with the graphics capability of the Wii, we put more attention and focus on the ability to create new experiences rather than the quality of the graphics.

“For popular genres in the Western world such as the shooter games, the picture quality is actually very important. And as a result, we have not been able to provide hardcore video game players with the option they really want with the Wii. That sort of picture-processing issue is going to be solved this time around.”

Iwata also went on to say that the new controller will play a very important part in this, bringing something new which the consumer has not experienced before.

“These hardcore gamers are the ones that are looking forward to something brand new, some brand new entertainment. With Wii U , we will be able to provide them with that.

“This new controller is going to be very intuitive, but at the same time it can be very sophisticated. And together, I think we will be able to offer a new form of entertainment that can satisfy the needs of the core gamers.”

Edited On 07 Jul, 2011

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