Sony: Buy more 3D TVs, please

PlayStation 3D monitor to come bundled with Resistance 3 for $499

The third dimension: it%26rsquo;s what%26rsquo;s supposed to draw audiences back to movie theaters, and according to SCEA%26rsquo;s president and CEO Jack Tretton, it%26rsquo;s what will define the PlayStation 3 experience. Speaking at Sony%26rsquo;s E3 2011 conference in Los Angeles, CA, Tretton emphasized the importance of the third dimension in gaming with careful hand gestures and announcements for the God of War Origins Collection, which will feature the Chains of Olympus and Ghosts of Sparta, as well as Ico and Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 3. According to Tretton, it%26rsquo;ll be gamers who drive 3D adoption.

There%26rsquo;s just one problem: 3D TVs can be damn expensive. %26ldquo;We%26rsquo;re going to break the mold on pricing for 3D this year and make the entrance into 3D more affordable than ever for everyone%26rdquo; said Tretton. To compliment Sony%26rsquo;s push for 3D games content on its system, the company has announced plans to release a PlayStation-branded 3D monitor, which will be available for $499 in a bundle that will include a copy of Resistance 3, a pair of 3D glasses that will be compatible with most 3D televisions and monitors, and a six-foot HDMI cable.

Besides being able to function as a regular 3D set, Sony%26rsquo;s 24-inch monitor comes with a built-in feature, that%26rsquo;ll allow two players to see different versions of the same screen in 3D, eliminating the need for sharing screen space via split screen or having to use an extra monitor and console.

The anti-split screen feature sounds impressive, but $499 still seems like a high price point, leaving us wondering if 3D sets will ever become an everyday fixture in most households. If you missed it,head hereto the Sony E3 2011 press conference in its entirety.

Jun 6, 2011

Besides being able to function as a regular 3D set, Sony%26rsquo;s 24-inch monitor comes with a built-in feature, that%26rsquo;ll allow two players to see different versions of the same screen in 3D, eliminating the need for sharing screen space via split screen or having to use an extra monitor and console.

The anti-split screen feature sounds impressive, but $499 still seems like a high price point, leaving us wondering if 3D sets will ever become an everyday fixture in most households. If you missed it,head hereto the Sony E3 2011 press conference in its entirety.

Jun 6, 2011

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