Sony Brings Out PS3 3D Stereoscopic Update

Sony has quietly updated the its Playstation 3 gaming console to version 3.30 making it 3D ready even if until now Sony doesn't officially have any 3D games for sale.

The update will also add a number of trophy enhancements, allowing players to manage their trophy-related data more easily. You will now be able to sort trophies by game name, date and other variable.

There's also an improvement to the way Flash is run in the PS3 browser which means online videos should stream more smoothly. This could in turn lead to more people making the jump to services like Netflix which are already available for the PS3.

The firmware upgrade, which apparently went ahead flawlessly, will add stereoscopic gaming to the popular gaming platform with four 3D games, Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD, coming out later, possibly in June.

The quartet will be available through the Playstation Network and only purchasers of buyers of the new Sony Bravia TV which were launched last week - like the HX903 or LX 903 - will be able to download them for free.

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Sony is apparently the first gaming console platform to support 3D. It will be interesting to see how the others react. Nintendo, we understand, is working on something that doesn't necessarily requires sunglasses, both on the Wii and on the DS.

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