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Sony Launches 3D PlayStation Display In UK

Sony has launched a new 3D display in the UK, aimed at PlayStation users who may not be able to afford a massive TV compatible with all three dimensions.

At 24 inches with a 1080p resolution, the PlayStation 3D Monitor is hardly a monster. Looking more akin to a PC screen - with a curved bezel styling similar to the PS Vita - the display is able to of course display compatible games and movies in 3D, but also use its "SimulView" technology to display two different images to two different players, as long as they're wearing the compatible glasses. This allows for full-screen multiplayer, split-screen play, but without the split.

Raw specification for the display include a contrast ratio of 5000:1, LED backlighting and a refresh rate of 240Hz. It also features a thin overall design - though still far thicker than some of the mere milimetre designs available now.

The display also features built in speakers and a subwoofer, designed to offer better quality sound than your usual built in audio outputs. Connectivity wise, you get a pair of HDMI and a single component input, and a headphone out.

Aimed squarely at gamers and media consumers, the display comes with a pair of games to get purchasers stated: Gran Turismo 5 Platinum and Killzone 3 Platinum.

Pricing for the PlayStation 3D Monitor is just under £450, with no stock arriving at Amazon (opens in new tab) until the 26th. However it is now available over at Very (opens in new tab) for the same price.

Dipping his toes into almost everything that could be labeled 'nerdy' in his free time, Jon has been writing about technology for over half a decade. While mainly focusing on PC hardware thoughout this time, today he's more varied, covering everything from gaming to general electronics, industry perspectives and consoles. As well as writing for different sites, Jon enjoys wargaming, reading and PC gaming, hoping to balance out these geeky pastimes with fire spinning and MMA.