With 3D being all the range across multiple platforms, the major investment required of any capable machine is a big hurdle for any company pushing the tech. Worse still, according to a recently released study from UK-based charity Eyeware Trust, 12% of UK citizens cannot operate anything 3D due to poor binocular vision.
“However, more than one in ten of us (12%) has a visual impairment that means our brains are unable to correctly process the individual images that are transmitted to it via our left and right eyes,” the report says. “This leads to an inconsistency in viewing the three spatial dimensions (height, width and depth) required to enjoy 3-D films in all their glory.”
The study has brought new attention to the health concerns surrounding 3D, with Audioholics listing (among other things) strabismus (or lazy eye syndrome) being one of the chief concerns with the new technology. Especially with children of a young age, prolonged exposure to most 3D experiences could seriously damage their still developing depth perception. These concerns are most likely to effect the Playstation 3 stereoscopic experience, rather than the glasses-free Nintendo 3DS.