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[E3 2011] New 3D Display and Accessories for PS3 |

One relatively surprising announcement to come out the the conference yesterday was for this neat piece of hardware. Starting this Fall, retailers will be selling this new 24″ PlayStation-branded display for use with the PS3. It’s a 24″, 1080P 3D television that also showcases a feature Sakinah talked about in February, and that’s using the same display for two players, giving each player his or her own view on the display.

This is possible because of the shutter glasses; one pair will show one person’s view and another pair will show the other (where, normally, either lens would display one part of a 3D image and quickly alternate between the two to give a 3D effect). This, essentially, does one side on both lenses per person to allow 2 different views on the same display. Of course, this sacrifices the 3D, but it does exploit it in a way that 2 people can play a 2 player game, and not have the annoying split screen (which got even worse with the advent of widescreen TVs I think). These glasses will work on many different TV brands as a pair of 3D glasses, but this particular feature will only work on this display.

As far as the bundle goes, you can pick up the display, along with a pair of glasses, an HDMI cable, and a copy of Resistance 3, for $499, which isn’t too bad a deal. Extra pairs of glasses will cost about $69, and include rechargeable batteries, which I would assume hook up to the PS3 via USB like all their other accessories.

Hopefully we may see larger display sizes further down the line because I can’t really see myself playing on a 24 inch screen at this point :P. Maybe Sony’s Bravia line will have that kind of support built into them later? Also, you have to question, which games would support the feature?


  • 24″ is just pathetic. My computer monitor is bigger than that. And for that price point, you might as well save your clams.

  • This makes 3D more possible for my household. Will have to watch for it here in canada. I think 24″ is good for the price.

  • Well I had question but apparently you do too. What games will we be able to experience with this? Perhaps Resistance 3 (as it’s part of the bundle) ?

    I think it’s pretty cool, but I wonder how that looks trough the glasses, I don’t really like them and usually get a headache from 3D in general.

  • I agree its a tad small, but this will definately brin alot of gamers to 3D, that are otherwise unable to afford the bigger 3D tvs, great move sony.

    Even though I think it’s small, Im not the target audience, note he said perfect for dorms, and some other stuff lol, but yeah, once again good move sony.

  • This is really nice, I might get this bundle, but I want to see larger Hz and larger screen.

  • I am more concerned on the distribution of this deal. I am sure it will only cover the U.S and Canada!

  • this sounds great but will need to see it in action. I just keep thinking that there will be a ghost image of the other screen

  • Kane112: this sounds great but will need to see it in action.I just keep thinking that there will be a ghost image of the other screen  

    It was on the floor. It looked great.

  • this display is amazing, i wish they had a release date set already…this is a really cheap price i dont know why everyone says its has a refresh rate of 240hz its 1080p and has active 3d technology with a game cable and glasses…im waiting for it to come out so i can put it up on my arcade cabinet from