Sony PS3 3D Update To Come Within Weeks

Sony will issue a new firmware update for its Playstation 3 gaming console which will add 3D support but nothing for 3D Blu-ray Support, which, to say the least is rather strange, given the fact that the Japanese manufacturer has already announced a bunch of new 3D Television sets.

Home Cinema Choice says that the firmware upgrade will not allow the playback of 3D Blu-ray movies, this will come with a second update towards the end of the year, giving Sony engineers plenty of time to resolve any lingering issues.

Four 3D games - Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD - are already available via Sony's Playstation Network and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe promised that there would be more coming in the forthcoming months.

The four aforementioned games will also be given free with the new Bravia 3D television range, which will be handy, assuming of course that Bravia owners are also PS3 users.

Furthermore, two movies, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Deep Sea, will be given away via PSN to Bravia 3D owners.

Sony also announced the availability of two 3D Bluray-players back at the beginning of March 2010. The S470B is available on pre-order from Expansys for £195 which makes it a rather affordable player altogether.

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Sony has said that it will be selling a range of Active Shutter glasses in a number of colours for children and for adults. Early adopters of the new HX803 3D Bravia model will get two glasses and a 3D transmitter for a limited period. Sony hasn't said how much they will cost.

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