E3 2011: Sony to Release Playstation-Branded 3D Display

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PlayStation 3D TVNow that the PlayStation brand has completed its jump to the smartphone market in the form of the Xperia Play, it’s moving on over to displays. Sony CEO Jack Tretton announced at the Sony pre-E3 press conference today that the company has plans to release a 24-inch, PlayStation-branded 3D TV.

Though the exact release date is currently unknown, the display will be available this fall in the form of a single bundle, which will include the TV, a pair of 3D glasses, a six-foot HDMI cable, and a copy of Resistance 3, which will be 3D-enabled. The bundle will have a retail price of $499, while extra pairs of the 3D glasses will run you $69.99.

Aside from the 3D capabilities of the screen, it will also have a feature in which two players can look at the display from different angles and view separate images (think something similar to parallax barriers). The practical application of this for gaming, of course, is that traditional split-screen multiplayer will no longer be split-screen at all; it’s like each player gets their own display. The best part? During competitive local multiplayer matches, that cheating friend of yours can’t screen look anymore.



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