Gamecube Secretly Designed To Work With Graphical Circuits For 3D Games

By Ishaan . February 5, 2010 . 10:43am

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Here’s an interesting bit of trivia from Nintendo’s financial results briefing. When asked for his opinion on 3D technology in games, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated that he felt 3D technology wasn’t suited to multiplayer or family-oriented games, which is what Nintendo have been primarily focused on.

 

However, he went on to reveal that the idea of developing 3D games on a home console has been tossed around at Nintendo before, and that there were even measures taken to help realize it on the Gamecube if the need ever arose.

 

“In fact there have already been discussions for a possibility of a 3D video game for a long time,” stated Iwata. “To tell you the truth, GameCube is secretly designed to load graphical circuits which display graphics for right and left eyes respectively, for a future possibility of realizing 3D gaming experience. So actually we have had interest on this technology, but I have some doubt about everyone needing glasses to play.”

 

As final note, he added: “To wrap up, we have interests but are also aware that there are so many hurdles to overcome, thus we don’t believe every kind of game will become 3D environment in no time.”


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  • Code

    rar, secret technology is neat and mysterious!

  • thaKingRocka

    the sega master system did 3d pretty well as far as i can remember.

  • nyoron

    I have some doubt about everyone needing glasses to play.

    Seriously, it’s one thing that everyone needs a $30 Wiimote, $20 Nunchuck, $20 Motion+… but $1 3D glasses? Let’s not go crazy here people.

  • kupomogli

    Nintendo: We declined using Natal first. Oh yeah, we’re the first to think of the 3d thing, too.

    • daizyujin

      I know, he is starting to sound like that kid on the playground who is always ” I know I know, I did that 500 times last summer with my buddy Earl.”

      • fallen

        Thing is, Iwata probably did. You’re just jealous you’re not a VISIONARY

  • StealthKnight

    Not only is the Gamecube a durable killing machine and a graphical power house, it could do 3d also. Maybe they would have done better last generation if they mentioned the 3d capabilities.

    • Code

      I dunno, is the PS3 doing any better because they mentioned it can do 3D? rar, it doesn’t seem that interesting to me or anyone else, although I like the notion of the GCN still having a secret or two packed into it, even if it is useless.

      • malek86

        Avatar topping all sales record seems to prove that maybe people are ready for 3D after all.

        If it can also work in households, though, that’s yet to be seen.

  • malek86

    “To tell you the truth, GameCube is secretly designed to load graphical circuits which display graphics for right and left eyes respectively, for a future possibility of realizing 3D gaming experience.”

    To tell you the truth, I secretly have a spaceship in my attic. But sorry, there’s no way you can prove this. And probably there’s no way we can prove Iwata’s claim either, unless there’s some game that actually uses it… I guess not.

    When was the last time Iwata had something good to say about someone else? I honestly can’t remember. Sony, Microsoft, even Apple… lately, he’s been sounding like he hates everything and everyone.

    • jarrodand

      Didn’t he compliment Kindle when he said the next DS would likely look into using a similar mobile connection?

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