"For better or for worse, people just don't really have TVs in their house right now that are going to do 3D in a way that's going to work," Spencer told CNN. "I like the 3DS, you don't have to wear the glasses."
Spencer doesn't name Sony specifically but he does say: "As a corporate mandate, I don't need to sell you a new TV, that's not part of my business model. Other companies maybe have that part of their business model. I don't." Sony has invested heavily in the 3D market with films, PS3 3D support, and 3D televisions themselves. Unfortunately for the Japanese company, the market penetration of 3D televisions has been very low so far.
So how is Microsoft handling 3D? "It felt a little more like a science experiment than something that's going to go touch millions of people," Spencer remarked in reference to Batman: Arkham Asylum, a stereoscopic 3D release as part of a game of the year special edition. "Clearly, we're not going to ignore 3D. I think it is something that will play a role in entertainment." In other words, the company is playing the waiting game, and betting big on Kinect in the meantime.