Ruminations on 3D

With the Nintendo 3DS fervor of late, does that mean the Virtual Boy wasn’t technically a failure, but a gadget before its time?

Personally, I think the widely accepted answer to that question may be that the technology was poorly executed (headaches!) and the idea of it was sound, but it was simply too early to be widely accepted by the masses.

The 3DS, for me, shows we’re “ready” for 3D in the video games space. Glasses-free 3D, that is. Thoughts?