E3: Sony pushes hard to get consumers invested in 3D

Sony just announced to new products aimed to get consumers to give 3D gaming, TV, and movies a try. First up is the Playstation 3D monitor — a 24 inch HD/3D TV that has the added capacity to play local co-op games without the need for split screen by displaying two totally different screens at once. The package comes with a pair of 3D glasses, an HDMI cable, and a copy of Resistance 3, and retails at $499.

Less exciting is a new low cost pair of 3D glasses which retail at $69.99, which is still expensive as hell. Still, for a luxury purchase, that little 3D TV isn’t too bad of a deal, and that “split screen without a split screen” trick is impressive. I just wonder if it has staying power, or if like 3D, it’s just some visual “wow” factor which quickly becomes less exciting after the honeymoon period is over.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes