Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the company's next console, presumably a Wii HD or Wii 2, won't have any sort of support for 3D technology.
Nintendo has been pioneering in the realm of 3D entertainment with the help of its recently released 3DS console, which is the first mass-market device that supports glasses-free 3D technology.
This doesn't necessarily mean that the next home console, the Wii 2, will also have support for such a tech, as Fils-Aime told CNN that until glasses-free 3DTV sets become mainstream, it's pointless to just build support for the devices that require a pair of glasses to be worn in order to enjoy the 3D effect.
"Glasses-free is a big deal," Fils-Aime told CNN. "We've not said publicly what the next thing for us will be in the home console space, but based on what we've learned on 3-D, likely, that won't be it."
Nintendo realized during the development of the 3DS, and with the older failure of the Virtual Boy, that glasses-only 3D technology isn't something that will attract a lot of people.
Nintendo 3DS project manager Hideki Konno adds that the only way to make the tech attractive is to dispose of special glasses.
"I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work," he said during the interview. "In order to make 3-D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3-D."
There are a few models of high definition quality 3DTV sets that don't require glasses, but their viewing angles make it hard for more people to enjoy the technology.
Regular 3DTVs, on the other hand, are also a bit clunky, as you need a set of special active shutter glasses for anyone who wants to enjoy the 3D experience.
On the 3DS, the glasses-free technology works pretty well because it's usually just one person gaming with the device in his or her hands.