Team Ninja: 3DS Games Run Better With 3D Switched Off

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In response to the drama surrounding the 3DS' limited battery life, Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi has made some claims regarding the soon-to-be-released handheld and his company's first offering on it, Dead or Alive: Dimensions.

"For the battery stuff," he told, "basically, 3D viewing for a long time would be kind of tiring for your eyes, that's why for the hardcore gamer we can switch the 3D depth slider to off. Without 3D viewing we can run the game at 60fps, which the hardcore gamer can enjoy."

Disabling the 3D effect will greatly improve battery life, in addition to the frame rate. Hayashi also noted that playing in 3D for too long gives way to uncomfortable eye strain.

"People can choose - that's why we're providing the option. People can play either way."

William Haley
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