Nintendo: Satoru Iwata Says Gamecube Had Hidden 3D Capability’s

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, has revealed that the Nintendo Gamecube had hidden 3D capability’s build into the hardware that were never utilized.

“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.”

– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata



  1. I have to agree with the future of 3D being questionable until it can be realised without glasses. 3D gaming would be cool but I won’t back it until this can be achieved (though I imagine that won’t be until 3D projection in a scifi kinda way)

  2. Wow, that’s pretty cool to know. Even when Nintendo was behind graphics wise, they were still innovating.

  3. Hmm, 3D in the past failed… I don’t think it will catch on. It’s no surprise that Nintendo added this in. They’re always trying new technology (like having small disk for the GC, touch screen for DS, a console totally based on motion controls etc. But I’m glad they didn’t try to make 3D a big thing…

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