My friend told me the 3D technology used is at least 20 years old.

#1SMBfan13Posted 7/7/2011 10:02:25 PM
Is this even accurate? If so why does Nintendo wait until now to launch this handheld?
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#2CaptainRandom1Posted 7/7/2011 10:03:56 PM
Tell your friend this doesn't use red and blue goggles
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#3SirPiercePosted 7/7/2011 10:04:12 PM
Did we see glasses free 3D 20 years ago? I don't think so. Just saying.
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#4nhlduckz35Posted 7/7/2011 10:12:41 PM
Prices come down.
#5NekoakumaPosted 7/7/2011 10:26:16 PM(edited)
Sterescopic 3D is old technology.
The idea/research for it started many years ago.

Read over this (and other sources you can find)
http://cnx.org/content/m13784/latest/

Nintendo even says it in an interview/video somewhere, and says that they attended trade shows, etc etc numerous times, waiting for hardware prices to drop and find a way to make it accesible for many more people.

edit;

and read this+

http://www.outeraspect.com/history_lenticular.php
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#6legendarylemurPosted 7/7/2011 10:28:05 PM
Haven't you people seen those "3D" standstill images? It's practically the same thing. The technology behind the 3DS is definitely pretty new in terms of its completion. The idea is obviously pretty damn old.
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#7NekoakumaPosted 7/7/2011 10:32:22 PM(edited)
SirPierce posted...
Did we see glasses free 3D 20 years ago? I don't think so. Just saying.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 3DS also uses the parallax barrier to create the 3D effect . . .something which has been around for 100+ years. . .

legendarylemur posted...
Haven't you people seen those "3D" standstill images? It's practically the same thing. The technology behind the 3DS is definitely pretty new in terms of its completion. The idea is obviously pretty damn old.


This^.
The 3DS is the first to mass-market a 3D-capable device in this way, but the idea and technology for it is old. (Coincidentally, it also introduced QR codes to a lot of people who thought it was made by Nintendo . . . even though its been around since the mid-90s)
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#8LightHawKnightPosted 7/7/2011 10:33:50 PM
Most technology is old when it can be used for a handheld, or for anything mass produced.

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#9RahzarXPosted 7/7/2011 10:34:44 PM
The technology is old but the consumer cost has gone down to a reasonable price to be manufactured in such a manner.
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#10SirPiercePosted 7/7/2011 10:42:07 PM
LightHawKnight posted...
Most technology is old when it can be used for a handheld, or for anything mass produced.

This.

And I know that it uses technology that is old. Most things do. Even still...Glasses-free 3D vs Blue and Red Paper Glasses is a big difference.
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