Sony Offended By Nintendo's Bashing 3D Glasses

Sony Offended By Nintendo's Bashing 3D Glasses Sony Offended By Nintendo's Bashing 3D Glasses

A key advantage to Nintendo's recently unveiled 3DS handheld is that it doesn't require the user to wear any special glasses or headgear in order to enjoy 3D vision.

Knowing that, Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime also poked fun at other 3D solutions that require such glasses. During his E3 keynote, Aime showed slides with pictures of despondent people sitting in front of TVs and wearing large black glasses. "Man, those glasses. And make no mistake, that kind of fashion-forward statement doesn't come cheap. Don't be surprised to pay a hefty amount for those glasses -- and that's for every person in the room," Aime's voiced over the slides.

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida expressed his displeasure with the Aime's comments which he felt was too offensive.

"I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D," Yoshida said. "When you listen to what they are saying about the effect of 3D perspective to the games, they are saying the same message we are, but they don't have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing."

Yoshida then claimed that "with the latest technology, the glasses are light and you kind of forget you're wearing them after awhile."

Another disadvantage that Yoshida failed to address is that 3D glasses work in conjunction with 3DTV sets which are still very expensive.