PS3 3D Blu-Ray Movie Update Set For September

Sony has announced it will release a firmware update for its PlayStation 3 in September that will allow users to watch 3D Blu-ray films on the console.

Pocket-Lint reports that the 3D Blu-ray update will also provide support for 3D photos. The update follows the release of a 3D gaming firmware update for the console.

In a presentation at an exclusive London event, Sony's Mick Hocking explained that once the company had added 3D gaming support to the platform, it made sense to bring 3D films and photos to the 36 million PS3 owners worldwide.

"In September this year, we're launching another firmware upgrade - and this one is going to upgrade the PS3 to support Blu-ray movies in 3D," Hocking said. "For the film market that's a very significant event."

Hocking said that once updated, users will be able to play the 3D versions of films contained on 3D Blu-ray discs simply by connecting their consoles to a 3D-enabled TV using an HDMI cable.

Following its 3D gaming firmware update in June, Sony launched the several 3D games titles which are available to download from its PlayStation Network (PSN) online store, including Wipeout, Motorstorm, Super Stardust and PAIN.