Apparently Sony has serious plans for pushing more stereoscopic 3D content to the PlayStation 3 consoles this year and we are not talking about games with support for stereo 3D, but movies as well. On the PlayStation blog Sony has shared the above inforgraphic showing some interesting information about the notable 3D content coming in 2011 to the PS3. By the end of 2011 there should be nearly 30 stereo 3D-capable games available with some major sequels such as Uncharted 3, Socom 4 and Killzone 3. And apparently more and more people are adopting 3D-capable HDTVs as the information that 20% of the Killzone 3 single player demo downloads were in 3D hints. Of course just 20% isn’t that big of a number, but then again you should also take into account the fact that the number of PlayStation 3 users is much, much higher as compared to the ones that already have a 3D HDTV. Another interesting thing is the number of downloads of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3-D Experience Exclusive Sneak Peek has generated, 83 thousand in one week… again not that big of a number, but apparently Sony thinks it is a good one. Aside from the Blu-ray 3D movie playback that the PS3 supports, Sony is also going to be pushing more downloadable stereo 3D content over the PlayStation Network this year…
March 22nd, 2011 · 9 Comments · General 3D News
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January 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News
Some more interesting video interviews from CES 2011 made by Neil Schneider from MTBS, this time with Sony about their 3D-capable products, interesting to watch if you weren’t able to visit CES this yea. In the first part Neil interviews John Wyckoff, technical product planning manager at Sony, who tells all about the upcoming Sony Bravia 3D HDTV product line, including upgrades to the way they render stereoscopic 3D content, including a bit on how the shutter glasses work and why Sony’s glasses do not get the stereoscopic 3D image as dark as with some other solutions. As well as a bit about on what 3D content to expect this year to be available.
In the second part of Sony interviews the topic is the PS3 game Killzone 3 that will support Stereo 3D as well as PlayStation Move controller. Here Neil talks with David Bull, SCEA Product Marketing Specialist, who gives the low down on what to expect, new Move attachments, pricing, and more.
Next up is Sony’s new stereoscopic 3D Handycam camcorder and 3D Bloggie presented by Amy Koppman, training manager at Sony. She talks a bit about the new consumer Sony HDR-T10 3D HD camcorder that is soon going to be available (in April for $1499 USD) and about the much more portable and affordable Bloggie 3D video recorder that will be available in March/April for $250 USD.
The last video covers Sony’s 3D Head Mounted Display prototype that has been demonstrated during CES 2011 as Neil talks with Raymond Stanley, senior manager training and content at Sony. This device is something that may or may not appear as a product on the market, but that does not make it look less cool. Of course it will be nice if Sony makes it available as recently HMD devices have been left behind and there is a big potential for such products. It kind of looks like a device that just came out of the TRON movie.
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