Sony wants gamers to play and experience 3D in a big way. To help with the cost and other barriers of entry, Sony is looking to provide what it hopes is an attractive package for gamers this Fall with its PlayStation branded 24-inch full HD LCD. In North America the 3D display will come bundled with 3D Glasses, an HDMI cable, and Resistance 3 for the PlayStation 3. This bundle will set gamers back $499.99.
The 3D display also gives gamers looking to play two-player games on one TV a compelling feature by allowing two players playing a multi-player game to see individual, unique, full-screen images of gameplay using the bundled 3D Glasses on supported software titles. This is new, proprietary technology found in the PlayStation display. A feature like this could really come in handy for situations like dorm rooms or in multiple-gamer homes. On the couch co-op without giving up any TV real estate combines the best of both worlds when it comes to multiplayer gaming.
The 3D glasses bundled with the display will also be available separately for $69.99. The Sony glasses feature a rechargeable lithium ion battery to enable quick and efficient charging time. A three minute charge results in three hours of use, while a 45 minute charge provides 30 hours of use.
Gamers looking to take the plunge into 3D could certainly do a lot worse than this package. But with 3D TV technology still changing, and prices rapidly dropping, it is very possible that larger, cheaper, and better 3D displays might be available by the time this PlayStation display hits retail. Additionally, would most gamers want a 24″ 3D display, or a much larger screen that maybe doesn’t do 3D? A non-3D 42″ HD TV could likely be obtained for a very similar price if gamers just put in a little time to shop around.
Are you interested in 3D gaming? Does this PlayStation branded 24-inch full HD LCD bundle seem attractive to you? Do you think glasses-free 3D TVs will come home soon and make displays like the PlayStation display old news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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