PS3 To Get 3D Blu-Ray Support Next Week

Sony will release support for 3D Blu-ray movies for its PlayStation 3 games via a new firmware update.

The Japanese consumer electronics giant has announced 3D Blue-ray support for its PlayStation 3 consoles while addressing a press meet at the Tokyo Game Show.

Although the company did not provide much details about the update, it did reveal that the support will reach users in PlayStation 3's next software update, v 3.50 on 21 September.

"3D Blu-ray 3D Disc playback, in addition to stereoscopic 3D gaming and stereoscopic photo support will deliver users a total 3D package for PS3 owners," James Gallagher, blog manager at Sony Europe wrote on the official PlayStation blog.

The announcement did not include any 3D movies, however.

Sony has revealed its plans to develop and market a 3D Blue-ray version of Alice in Wonderland. The company may team it up with its Bravia TVs.

The PS3 maker has also included 3D graphics on some PS3 Move motion controlled games, including Fight: Lights Out and Killzone 3.