PS3 To Get 3D Blu-Ray Playback Next Week

Sony is set to bring 3D Blu-Ray playback to its PlayStation 3 games console as a part of its PS3 firmware update version 3.50.

According to Sony, the firmware update will be released on 21 September.

The company said that the decision to offer 3D playback makes sense as many PS3 customers have already purchased a 3D TV.

Sony hopes that more people will purchase 3D enabled TV sets as the holiday season approaches.

The company explained that the 3D Blu-Ray playback capability will build on PS3's ability to run stereoscopic 3D games. The 3D games functionality was introduced with firmware update 3.30

Sony also said that, even though 3D movie playback is the primary headliner of the update, other new features will also come with the update, the details of which will be provided before the update is released.

The company is currently gearing up for the launch of its PS3 Move motion-sensing gaming peripheral, which will give direct competition to Microsoft's Kinect Xbox 360 add-on.