Sony: Slow 3D uptake “not a concern for us”

Friday, 5th August 2011 09:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

SCEE senior dev manager Simon Benson has said that it’s not concerned over the currently slow uptake of consumers buying 3DTVs.

“It’s certainly not a concern for us on the game side, the major reason being it’s not like when we’re adding 3D features to a game, it’s not a significant overhead for us. It’s not like we have to justify being able to sell millions millions more games because of it, it’s just another feature of the game,” Benson told

“In terms of uptake, certainly from our side, and it’s typically the way, probably the same happened with HDTVs, they say that HDTV was primarily driven from gamers. Because obviously gamers know what they want, they want this new experience, they’re technically savvy, the fact that they can interact with it makes a lot of difference.”

Sony has been pushing 3D very hard in the past year since its inclusion into PS3 in a firmware update last year. For this year alone, the company has 30 titles planned for release which will support it, including Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3, as well as the already-released Killzone 3.



  1. monkeygourmet

    Having just got a new Samsung 3d HDTV (mid range) I can safetly say the best gaming experience I’ve tried so far is Black Ops on the Xbox 360. Ironic really considering how hard Sony are pushing 3d…

    I’ve tried both Motorstorms and while the effect can be fun the graphics take too much of a ‘hit’. Same with Killzone 3. Black Ops works so well because the graphics were fairly average to begin with but the framerate is a lot smoother.

    I’m hoping they add 3d support for Modern Warfare 3 aswell and uncharted 3 is looking very nice in the 3d demo movie I’ve seen.

    All in all, 3d isn’t necessary for gaming but it can add a fun experience and potentially enhance an average one, Black ops being a good example. It will def come into it’s own in the next gen.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    If I were running a pack-in bundle deal including one of these sets, I doubt I’d be too bothered about the current situation, either.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Seeing as its completely optional i dont really see why they would care to much. Its not like its crucial to their success.

    #3 3 years ago

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