Sony: No 3D for future PlayStation Portable

Recently, there has been talk as to whether a future PlayStation Portable would allow for 3D gaming and just how it would be accomplished. However, Scott Rohde, Vice President for Sony Worldwide Entertainment, put the speculation to rest saying that the company does not have any future plans to develop a PlayStation Portable with 3D technology.

Speaking in an online interview with IndustryGamers, Rohde said that the next PlayStation portable is not something that Sony is talking about at the moment. When asked if there would be any plans for 3D compatibility on a future device, Rohde said "No, no plans for that," adding that the device was "not something we’re announcing right now. It’s just as simple as that. It’s all I can tell you." 

Additionally, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai did not seem too impressed with the idea of 3D on handhelds, saying that there are limitations with "naked-eye 3D for portables," and that systems incorporating the technology lacked "high precision."

The announcement comes after Nintendo introduced the newest device in its handheld lineup, dubbed the "Nintendo 3DS," at the company’s E3 press conference.  The portable gaming system will set the bar for portable 3D gaming, allowing players the ability to experience three-dimensional effects without the need for any special glasses.

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I'm glad Sony isn't choosing to have 3D technology implemented in their portable console. For me honestly, 3D gaming is a bit of a gimmic/fad.

I do still believe that 3D is still an undeveloped technology, which will be, until the damage taken by watching 3D is the same magnitude as watching any normal TV. I hope they keep developing this possibility, since now thanks to the deprecation of the glasses it is possible to achieve a more realistic image, more comfortable and less damaging.

I do believe, that's why Sony isn't taking the next step, plus the abrasive cost that this may bestow upon their next iteration of the PSP franchise.

thornz0 said,
It's funny because they trashed the Wiimotes originally and now look, "they're innovating", lol.

I don't remember them thrashing Wiimotes. They've had the Move project since PS2-era.

Glendi said,

I don't remember them thrashing Wiimotes. They've had the Move project since PS2-era.

Wow. Memories are short. Sony was crapping all over the Wii when it came out. Do a 3 sec Google search.

This "new" 3-D thing is a bunch of garbage. I mean come on really? You can't accomplish this without making us wear goofy goggles? And even then it makes my eyes water like I'm staring at a magic-eye poster. The system already displays 3-D images, get over it and make some improvements that actually matter.

Einlander said,
Reading all these comments, i think people just dont want to like the psp or its succsessor

Is anything "Sony" liked around here? Ever...?

Ha!

Translated: Sony are hard at work on a 3D PSP. How many times have Sony said they not interested in something and done it anyway? It's like when Apple said they'd never do a tablet PC in a million years yet they made the iPad. Standard business practice is to deny your making something until your ready to release it.

Xerxes said,
Translated: Sony are hard at work on a 3D PSP. How many times have Sony said they not interested in something and done it anyway? It's like when Apple said they'd never do a tablet PC in a million years yet they made the iPad. Standard business practice is to deny your making something until your ready to release it.

I am going to agree with this one~ Remember in an interview, Sony said rumble was pretty much useless when they desigend the Six-Axis, yet they released the DualShock 3 in no time once criticism rolled in lol

bit surprised, but at least the statement of not being able to talk about the newer PSP they are working on, and then saying that there were no plans for 3D seems a bit like an indirect approval of there at least being a PSP2. hope it turns out better then the playstation move, the removal of the UMD and old accesories just made it a fail.

Strawmouth Pete said,

How depressing
It really is.
Such a nice piece of tech, only to die a slow death cause of failed security and medium. Terrible marketing didn't help any either.

Good Nintendo dominate the handheld market. And still do. For once they don't copy Nintendo. Like they did with Move. At least Nintendo can have something individual.

TechDudeGeorge said,
Good Nintendo dominate the handheld market. And still do. For once they don't copy Nintendo. Like they did with Move. At least Nintendo can have something individual.

Going 3D is not an inovation by Nintendo. Eventually they will all go 3D. There's no copying involved here.

Glendi said,

Going 3D is not an inovation by Nintendo. Eventually they will all go 3D. There's no copying involved here.

Whatever. Mobile gaming with 3D w/o the need for glasses IS innovation. Nintendo is the first to announce such a feature and will be the first to bring it to market. You may or may not think it is gimmicky...thats a matter of opinion. But it is definitely innovative...

Glendi said,

Going 3D is not an inovation by Nintendo. Eventually they will all go 3D. There's no copying involved here.

Gunpowder wasn't innovative. Eventually, all cultures used it.

Denty One said,

Gunpowder wasn't innovative. Eventually, all cultures used it.

I'm amused by your retarded logic. Nintendo didn't invent 3D, they used it. 3D innovative for those who invented it.

Same thing applies for gunpowder. Those who invented and gunpowder and guns were the innovators... not the ones who used it lol.

PSP=Fail, PS3=Somewhat as well! I was big fan of PS but so far Sony has been nothing but a total disappointment.

MaSx said,
PSP=Fail, PS3=Somewhat as well! I was big fan of PS but so far Sony has been nothing but a total disappointment.

PSP was never a fail. It had the price problem... but to me it was a better device overall. I enjoyed its games a lot more.

MaSx said,
PSP=Fail, PS3=Somewhat as well! I was big fan of PS but so far Sony has been nothing but a total disappointment.

PSP = Fail (second analog was all it needed to be great, all the good games just lacked enough controls and was too cumbersome to play i.e. metal gear solid)
PS3 = A little too Late success

MaSx said,
PSP=Fail, PS3=Somewhat as well! I was big fan of PS but so far Sony has been nothing but a total disappointment.

Uhm, let's consider that statement about the PS3...

Game of the Year 2008 - Either Metal Gear Solid 4 (Gamespot, 1UP, and others), Grand Theft Auto IV (SpikeTV, GameSpy, and others), or Fallout 3 (IGN and others). Only way to play all three is on a PS3, due to the MGS4 exlusive.

Game of the Year 2009 - Either Uncharted 2 (IGN, SpikeTV, X-Play, and about 100 other media outlets), Demon's Souls (GameSpot), or Call of Duty: MW2 (GameSpy, GameTrailers, etc). Only way to play all three is on a PS3, with Uncharted and Demon's Souls being exlusives.

Upcoming PS3 Exclusives Lineup: Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, InFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Twisted Metal, Socom 4, from what I remember.

Xbox only has Halo Reach (getting old by now), Fable III (good game), Alan Wake (curious to see what that'll be like), and Gears of War III, from what I know.

7 vs 4? Ouch.

andrewbares said,

Uhm, let's consider that statement about the PS3...

Game of the Year 2008 - Either Metal Gear Solid 4 (Gamespot, 1UP, and others), Grand Theft Auto IV (SpikeTV, GameSpy, and others), or Fallout 3 (IGN and others). Only way to play all three is on a PS3, due to the MGS4 exlusive.

Game of the Year 2009 - Either Uncharted 2 (IGN, SpikeTV, X-Play, and about 100 other media outlets), Demon's Souls (GameSpot), or Call of Duty: MW2 (GameSpy, GameTrailers, etc). Only way to play all three is on a PS3, with Uncharted and Demon's Souls being exlusives.

Upcoming PS3 Exclusives Lineup: Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, InFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Twisted Metal, Socom 4, from what I remember.

Xbox only has Halo Reach (getting old by now), Fable III (good game), Alan Wake (curious to see what that'll be like), and Gears of War III, from what I know.

7 vs 4? Ouch.


Don't forget God of War III

Redestium said,

Don't forget God of War III

I was only talking about upcoming exclusives, that's an existing one 2010 Game of the Year maybe?

andrewbares said,

Uhm, let's consider that statement about the PS3...

Game of the Year 2008 - Either Metal Gear Solid 4 (Gamespot, 1UP, and others), Grand Theft Auto IV (SpikeTV, GameSpy, and others), or Fallout 3 (IGN and others). Only way to play all three is on a PS3, due to the MGS4 exlusive.

Game of the Year 2009 - Either Uncharted 2 (IGN, SpikeTV, X-Play, and about 100 other media outlets), Demon's Souls (GameSpot), or Call of Duty: MW2 (GameSpy, GameTrailers, etc). Only way to play all three is on a PS3, with Uncharted and Demon's Souls being exlusives.

Upcoming PS3 Exclusives Lineup: Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, InFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Twisted Metal, Socom 4, from what I remember.

Xbox only has Halo Reach (getting old by now), Fable III (good game), Alan Wake (curious to see what that'll be like), and Gears of War III, from what I know.

7 vs 4? Ouch.

Wait a minute. Holy crap, I just took the time to read that piece of garbage.

So, according to you, only the console that can play ALL the games of the year is considered "good"? What retarded logic is that?

LiquidSolstice said,

Wait a minute. Holy crap, I just took the time to read that piece of garbage.

So, according to you, only the console that can play ALL the games of the year is considered "good"? What retarded logic is that?

Okay, how else do you judge how good a console is?

There's the games, which PS3 just won in.

There's the hardware: BluRay disk drive, Built-in WiFi since day 1, rechargeable controllers, Cell Proccessor, significantly lower failure rates, etc.

There's features: Free online play, web browser so you can visit any website, one of the best BluRay players still, 3D TV support, etc.

There's graphics: Uncharted 2, if you haven't played that, you don't know how great video games can look. Spike TV agrees, giving Uncharted 2 the award for best graphics in 2009 (http://www.spike.com/event/vga2009/page/vote/category/34754)

What else is there? Show me your "logic", you're really falling behind here.

andrewbares said,

Okay, how else do you judge how good a console is?

There's the games, which PS3 just won in.

There's the hardware: BluRay disk drive, Built-in WiFi since day 1, rechargeable controllers, Cell Proccessor, significantly lower failure rates, etc.

There's features: Free online play, web browser so you can visit any website, one of the best BluRay players still, 3D TV support, etc.

There's graphics: Uncharted 2, if you haven't played that, you don't know how great video games can look. Spike TV agrees, giving Uncharted 2 the award for best graphics in 2009 (http://www.spike.com/event/vga2009/page/vote/category/34754)

What else is there? Show me your "logic", you're really falling behind here.

ya PC FTW. Had 3d Support before PS3. all DX 9 10 11 titles work in 3d. Had a physix X before the ps3. Free online Play, Free web browsing. Hell we even had blu-ray drives before they thow them in the the ps3.

the hottes titles play better with higher Res and higher framrates then a ps3.

few titiles come to mined that are on both but look and play way better on a pc then a ps3 would be COD MW2, DEAD SPACE, NEED FOR SPEED, any First Person Shooter. GTA IV, + GTA IV Epsiodes, Fall Out. Just a few and many more upcomming ones that are going to play way better on a pc then a ps3.

Edited by MadDoggyca, Jun 29 2010, 3:22am :

MadDoggyca said,

ya PC FTW. Had 3d Support before PS3. all DX 9 10 11 titles work in 3d. Had a physix X before the ps3. Free online Play, Free web browsing. Hell we even had blu-ray drives before they thow them in the the ps3.

the hottes titles play better with higher Res and higher framrates then a ps3.

few titiles come to mined that are on both but look and play way better on a pc then a ps3 would be COD MW2, DEAD SPACE, NEED FOR SPEED, any First Person Shooter. GTA IV, + GTA IV Epsiodes, Fall Out. Just a few and many more upcomming ones that are going to play way better on a pc then a ps3.

Hmm, no Gran Turismo 5 or Uncharted 2 on the PC, which are arguably the best looking video games. Multi-platform games, yes, look better on PC's, if they have the top specs necessary. 3D support, yep, PC had that first.

PC's of course have the best hardware, since they can be upgraded at any minute.

They however don't have the exclusives the PS3 has, and the video game sites have said through their Game of the Year picks that the PS3 has the best selection of video games, you can't argue that.

andrewbares said,

Hmm, no Gran Turismo 5 or Uncharted 2 on the PC, which are arguably the best looking video games. Multi-platform games, yes, look better on PC's, if they have the top specs necessary. 3D support, yep, PC had that first.

PC's of course have the best hardware, since they can be upgraded at any minute.

They however don't have the exclusives the PS3 has, and the video game sites have said through their Game of the Year picks that the PS3 has the best selection of video games, you can't argue that.

Best game of the year will be Call of duty Balck Ops ..just you wait. as for GT I would rather play the upcomming Test Drive Unlimited and hte New Need For Speed Hot Pursuit from the makers of Burnout witchi I put money on as the best racing game of the year.

also to be hoenst the pc and some killer Exculives as well. NFS Wolrd Online. World In conflict. a lot of MMORPGS that ahev more users Nation/world wide then a single console sales have.

Yes WoW is a sad game though.. (dislikes)

LiquidSolstice said,

Wait a minute. Holy crap, I just took the time to read that piece of garbage.

So, according to you, only the console that can play ALL the games of the year is considered "good"? What retarded logic is that?


Yes i do really think that console that plays all the good games will be considered good if i may say.

kazuyenPH said,

Yes i do really think that console that plays all the good games will be considered good if i may say.

Then there's the problem when you compare Kinect to PS Move... I mean seriously, actual controllers you need to hold in your hands? I'd much rather have the MicroSoft solution. Don't get me wrong, I don't have an xbox, instead I got a PS3, but I'd still rather get Kinect than have to buy several controllers so that I can do any kind of multi-player on it, or even several controllers for a single game like it was demoed.

MadDoggyca said,

Best game of the year will be Call of duty Balck Ops ..just you wait. as for GT I would rather play the upcomming Test Drive Unlimited and hte New Need For Speed Hot Pursuit from the makers of Burnout witchi I put money on as the best racing game of the year.

also to be hoenst the pc and some killer Exculives as well. NFS Wolrd Online. World In conflict. a lot of MMORPGS that ahev more users Nation/world wide then a single console sales have.

Yes WoW is a sad game though.. (dislikes)


overall accepted opinion and a buttload of game magazines > your opinion.

PS3 wins it, its just the price and less marketing... Microsoft markets the xbox unbelieveable much and buys out more companies to even make those exclusives or to get PS exclusives to make games for Xbox. Namco with Tekken and Rockstar with GTA.

I love Polophony's old time PSX statement, where they choose them-self to rather stop creating a new GT then stop being a PS exclusive.

I love sony overall more anyways, their approach is awesomme 'we make this item, either you buy and use it or **** OFF' <3

Besides, the playstation project of Sony has been one of their branches that has only been making a loss to Sony so far, they havent gained a single freaking dollar from developing and producing the Playstation (just this branch, might've boosted their other branches)...
So give Sony a break, they arent making the playstation for the money

thatguyandrew1992 said,
Im surprised. Aren't they pushing 3D tvs?

How is that related? The PSP is a mobile gaming platform, not something you hook up to your TV. Now, if they don't intend to put 3D on future PlayStations, I'd be even more disappointed than I am by their implementation of a motion controller.

Metodi Mitov said,

How is that related? The PSP is a mobile gaming platform, not something you hook up to your TV. Now, if they don't intend to put 3D on future PlayStations, I'd be even more disappointed than I am by their implementation of a motion controller.


I meant, I thought Sony would be pushing 3D with the PSP too. Everything 3D!

thatguyandrew1992 said,

I meant, I thought Sony would be pushing 3D with the PSP too. Everything 3D!

But 3D sucks, what is the big deal about it when you need glasses to see it.

Quattrone said,

But 3D sucks, what is the big deal about it when you need glasses to see it.

You don't need glasses with the DS. It uses parallax barrier technology to send a different image to each eye. Interested yet?

thatguyandrew1992 said,
Im surprised. Aren't they pushing 3D tvs?

Well...

Additionally, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai did not seem too impressed with the idea of 3D on handhelds, saying that there are limitations with "naked-eye 3D for portables," and that systems incorporating the technology lacked "high precision."

Yeah, they are selling 3D TVs. With glasses.

DPyro said,
I'm sure they'll change their stance after Nintendo has success with 3DS.

It'll take a while before they actually blatantly rip off Nintendo though, look at PS Move and the Wii.

LiquidSolstice said,

It'll take a while before they actually blatantly rip off Nintendo though, look at PS Move and the Wii.

Sony had that technology patented since the year 2000 for the PS2, way before the Wii ever used it. Sony just was late to make it or use it for the PS3.

Tech Star said,

Sony had that technology patented since the year 2000 for the PS2, way before the Wii ever used it. Sony just was late to make it or use it for the PS3.

Sony didn't make it though, that is why in my eyes Nintendo created it first.

Tech Star said,

Sony had that technology patented since the year 2000 for the PS2, way before the Wii ever used it. Sony just was late to make it or use it for the PS3.

I highly doubt they wouldn't have used the patent if it wasn't for the success of the wii either..

Jan said,
Sony didn't make it though, that is why in my eyes Nintendo created it first.

3DS is not out yet, 3D games on PS3 already exist, many are in the making.