Sony has finally made available their 24-inch PlayStation 3D Display in Europe after first releasing it a couple of months ago in the US (back in November last year). The European version of the 3D display comes bundled with the Platinum versions of Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3, two top game titles supporting stereo 3D on the PlayStation 3 and two pairs of 3D glasses, while the US version came bundled only with MotorStorm: Apocalypse and just one pair of 3D glasses. The recommended end user price of the Sony PlayStation 3D Display for Europe is 499 Euro and that is actually a bit high, considering that at the moment you can get the display in the US for less than $400 USD. Not to mention that you can also find some bigger size 3D HDTVs for the price of the PlayStation 3D Display, though with it you also get the SimulView feature for playing multiplayer games with separate views for each player. You’d however need to play games that support that features as not all multiplayer games would be able to take advantage from that feature. Just as a reminder, the PlayStation 3D Display uses HDMI 1.4 interface for the stereoscopic 3D support, meaning that you can use the display not only with the PS3 console for 3D, but also with other 3D capable devices using HDMI 1.4.
April 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments · General 3D News
November 11th, 2011 · 9 Comments · General 3D News
The wait for Sony’s PlayStation 3D Display is almost over as the monitor should start shipping this weekend and more precisely on November 13th in North America at least, but the availability should soon follow in other regions as well. The 24-inch LCD screen with full HD 1080p 3D support over HDMI 1.4 interface could be a nice addon for PlayStation 3 gamers, but unfortunately won’t be that attractive to PC gamers. Even if you are not into stereoscopic 3D gaming, the PlayStation 3D Display has another interesting feature called SimulView that will allow multiplayer gaming with each of the players seeing only his own gameplay – no more split-screen gaming. You can watch the latest introductory video from Sony about the PlayStation 3D Display’s features embedded above if you are still not familiar with the product.
August 30th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech
Sony has made available some additional information about their upcoming 24-inch PlayStation 3D monitor (CECH-ZED1), apparently it will not come in December as the pre-order page at Amazon has suggested, but will instead be available sometime in November. Aside from that Sony has announced that everyone who pre-orders the 3D display until September 30th will not only get the game MotorStorm Apocalypse that is bundled by default, but will also get a copy of the game Resistance 3. Aside from that, Sony has also published the above video of the PlayStation 3D monitor in action with some of it features explained and demonstrated, which apart from stereoscopic 3D support over HDMI 1.4 interface also supports the SimulView technology allowing two persons to play a game in multiplayer mode and see different images (in 2D).