Sony: Nintendo “shouldn’t bash” what we’re doing with 3D
It’s pretty common practice for major publishers to throw jabs at each others’ hardware and gameplan, but when Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida was asked about Nintendo’s criticism of their 3D push, he took the “don’t hate, appreciate” route.
While Sony had been busying itself with 3D TVs, 3D games, and 3D-fying systems, Nintendo has been fortifying the 3DS. Both publishers are the only ones with announced 3D gaming systems, but they’re clearly going about it differently.
“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.”
But instead of launching a counterattack, Yoshida extends the arm of friendship. “I think as an industry we should preach this new perspective, from a very large cinema screen to a small portable, because that helps advancing the games and the game industry,” he said. “We’d like to work together to promote 3D.”