Nintendo 3DS – 1/3 players surveyed believe 3D detracts from experience


It’s hardly ideal when almost one-third of your player base believes your handheld’s major selling feature – the 3D – detracts from, rather than enhances, the gameplay experience. But that’s exactly what survey data from research firm Interpret LLC found when they surved 1600 adults regarding 3DS-related questions. Out of the people surveyed who had played the 3DS, 28 percent stated the 3D component detracted from their gaming experience, as compared to 22 percent who believed it to be an improvement. Another 13 percent played their 3DS with the 3D turned off.

The majority of respondents (56%) reported they enjoyed 3D gaming more using a console and TV set-up, compared to 7% who preferred 3D gaming on a handheld device.

Nintendo may have scored massive goals with the Wii and original DS, but it seems it may have made a wrong decision with the 3DS. But on that, only time will tell.

Do you have a 3DS? Do you enjoy the unique gameplay experience it provides? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Joystiq

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