Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 20:38 BST
Sony releasing 3D headset and 3DTV in time for the holidays
Sony has announced that its PlayStation 3DTV will be released on November 13 in the US, and over in the UK, its head-mounted 3D device will hit the market starting December 8.
SimulView 3D TV with Motorstorm
Announced by Sony during E3 this year, the PlayStation 3DTV has a 24-inch display, comes with MotorStorm Apocalypse and if you pre-ordered, Resistance 3. The box also includes HDMI cable and a pair of 3D glasses. It sports the SimulView feature, which allows two players to play in full-screen 3D at the same time, which should be fun for co-op play, but the other player will need special glasses as well, which will run them $69.99.
At launch, 3D enabled games MotorStorm Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, and Super Stardust HD will be playable in SimulView. There are over 40 games in 3D which are playable, and Sony said it will continue to “evaluate all games that would be candidates for SimulView,” and more are on the way.
Depending on where you purchase it, the TV will run you around the $500 mark. Thanks, Shack.
Sony’s HMZ-T1 stereoscopic 3D headset is expensive
Meanwhile, across the pond, Sony will put its HMZ-T1 stereoscopic 3D headset on UK shelves starting December 8, according to Develop. The headset hits Japan on November 11.
The head-mounted display will allow customers to experience both 2D and 3D with the device’s headphones and two OLED screens in HD with 1280×720 resolution. Sony claims it will give users the same experience as watching a 750-inch movie screen from a distance of 20 meters.
It will run you a whopping £799.99, and if that is too steep for you, there’s always the €499 3D monitor bundled with two pairs of glasses and a free game.