It's over, folks. 3D gaming is over. Nobody wanted it, and even the technology's biggest pushers, like Sony, have given up trying to make us love 3D. Well, unless you count Nintendo's 3DS—but that's a whole different class.

Why? Because 3D is included in the hardware. Because it requires no expensive peripherals or clunky glasses. Because it's hassle-free and easily switched on or off.

But even Nintendo President Satoru Iwata admitted last year that 3D "isn't going to keep people excited" anymore. And those are just some of the reasons why 3D gaming—in the larger, glasses-on, living room TV sense—has failed. Read on for our full breakdown.