Submitted by DJ 1813d ago | news

Sony to Debut 3D Gaming in Japan

After years of planning and absorbing the high cost of making PS3 3D-ready, Sony’s plans for 3D gaming are finally coming into fruition. But unfortunately for us, Japan will be the first to experience 3D games, which will be made available overseas on June 10th. The list of debut titles is small, but promising. (Motorstorm:Pacific Rift, PS3, Sony, Super Stardust HD, Wipeout HD)

Alcon Caper  +   1813d ago
Went to Best Buy the other day...
To check out the 3D TVs on display. Although I thought it was an amazing technology, I just couldn't get over wearing those glasses. I felt that if my head was tilted a certain way while I was watching, it would get fuzzy. It looked fine, however when my head was level. Also, the new glasses were really bulky. And after a while of watching Monsters vs Aliens (the only true 3D movie out right now), the bridge of my nose was a little tender. I was watching Samsung only, so I don't know if the Sony brand would make a difference (probably not).

As opposed to seeing Avatar or Alice in Wonderland in a 3D IMax, I did feel that the 60 inch screen that I was watching the movie on was a bit confining. Yes it popped out at you, but only within the small confine of the television. So although the depth was impressive, the frame surrounding the screen was very confining.

Obviously these are problems that should be resolved in a couple of years and perhaps when they are resolved, Sony's take on gaming would have a solid enough foundation to make a difference. 3D TVs are still very very expensive and the glasses are also expensive. Perhaps the price point is what kept the pollsters from quickly agreeing to its incorporation into the gaming world.

However, if the opportunity presented itself, I'd choose glasses-less 3D any day of the week. It'll be interesting to see what Nintendo brings with the 3DS.
USEYOURFIST  +   1813d ago
glassless is predicted for 2015

as for the glasses i havent had them on long enough to witness any heavyness, but the flickering anoyed me a bit im waiting for sony tvs to come in and see what there like. but once killzone 3d hits i wont be able to resist and hopefully glasses are improved.
Alcon Caper  +   1813d ago
Congrats for having $8,000.00 to sink into a new TV...
USEYOURFIST  +   1813d ago

in the uk sonys cheapest 3D tv is releasing at £1500 this month so by the time killzone 3 comes out should be even cheaper then that not exactly $8000. by any chance do you not have a ps3 o yea they are $4000 where u live so i guess not
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morganfell  +   1813d ago
Sorry but no one HAS to sink 8K into a TV. It's a privledge not a forced demand.

What it sounds like you are saying is, "I think it's ridiculous you can spend that money and I am rife with envy."

I think I read about a case like this once...


As regards the article why is it unfortunate 3D gaming will premiere in Japan on the 10th? There isn't a real venue for a display in the west before E3 and it isn't as if it is being delayed in the west. It is ready and the first opportunity is coming in Japan. If anything we should be happy we don't have to wait another week until E3.
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Alcon Caper  +   1813d ago
ever seen a 3D tv before? unless you have at least a 50 inch, it's not worth watching. instead of quoting prices, go to the store and check one out for yourself and realize that 3D on a 20 inch flatscreen is as wasteful as watching a 1080p movie on your cell phone...
DaTruth  +   1813d ago
If you guys aren't interested, how come you can't bypass even one article about it. "Oh, teh glasses, teh glasses"! They literally weigh less than a pound. Anybody with any objectivity doesn't even notice them on their face. Are you telling me you stood in Best Buy with the things on your face for two hours, or are you trying to convince us you were terribly annoyed after five minutes of wearing them?

Glasses are so terrible, yet after several hundred years of using them, for some reason the human race isn't annoyed enough with them to make something else.

Do us a favour and stick to articles about HDless 360 games!
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PirateThom  +   1813d ago
I was annoyed withing 5 minutes of watching Alice in Wonderland in 3D.

I don't wear glasses normally, not even sunglasses, and the weight on my nose was very, very noticable and I had to take them off for a few moments about 4 times through the movie.

I couldn't enjoy any movie when wearing them. I'd rather wait for glassesless tech.
M-Easy  +   1813d ago
Yet your excited about a 3 inch 3DS? Troll much?
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RedDevils  +   1813d ago
I think he forgotten the code to bypass it, what a shame :P
Baka-akaB  +   1813d ago
and who said anything about watching it on a small screen ? Regarless your price tag is just ridiculous .

If you've actually seen such price them blame the greedy stores ...
And that's coming from a guy living in an area where any new ps3/360 game cost 120-130 dollars , among many other expensive things
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DJ  +   1813d ago
I agree with Alcon
100-inch, 4K resolution TVs should probably do the trick. As for the price though, what do you expect? It's brand new technology. It's supposed to make your pockets empty.
Rainstorm81  +   1813d ago
This comment seems weel thought out, but everything beneath this made you seem like a troll, 3D wont be perfect out of the gate but niether was HD so thats just what you deal with when it comes to new technology
snp  +   1813d ago
Thinking the same. Starts with a (faux?) 'sincere' approach, and then with a minor challenge, starts inflating prices by 400% or more to regress to outright fud.

A 50" Samsung 3d Plasma, with 5 years warranty and atm 4 sets of glasses and a 3d Bluray player and 3d version of Monsters vs Aliens included can be had for ~$2k Australian.


I haven't taken much notice of the US, but i'm sure with little effort a 50" could be found for well under $2K US.

I'm not completely sold on 3d at this point either btw (at least versions of televisions with glasses), but lets keep the prices we quote (and facts regarding it) to something like the real world. Otherwise it just makes it seem more like someone less 'clinically considering the merits of 3d' and more about spreading fud for what are probably fanboy reasons (given the conflicting levels of interest Sony/Microsoft has shown in it to this point).
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xTruthx  +   1813d ago
lol alcon, 3d tv's wont be near 8grand unless its like a 65 inch tv or more and its brand new.
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beardpapa  +   1813d ago
Samsung 55 inch 3dtv for $3300. Not $8k. Rather expensive, but much more cheaper than when plasma screens first came into the market. And for $3300 and 3D, it's cheaper than a high end bravia set. Or the cheaper 46 inch one for $2600. Pick your poison.
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sikbeta  +   1813d ago
It's Already Began....
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DJ  +   1813d ago
As cool as the whole 3D phenomenon is
I don't plan on investing until we get 3D TVs that DON'T require glasses. I already wear glasses, and putting 3D goggles on is a pain, as I learned with Avatar.
s0ph1atr0n  +   1813d ago
I agree with you, DJ. I wear glasses, so I would definitely NOT want to be wearing two pairs of glasses at once.
shoddy  +   1813d ago
the problem is no glasses tech is 6-7 years away to become mainstream
and take another 2 years to adapt due to price just like bluray and 3dtv right now. you'll be waiting until the PS4.

Like 3d or not it is the logical step to the future and I wish I could afford it.

damn $300 glasses.
beardpapa  +   1813d ago
$150 for one. But hey. $300. It's a premium for the "hey look at me i'm the cool kid of the block" feeling.
hoops  +   1813d ago
The whole 3D console setup istoo costly right now. This will take off for consoles next generation
fr0sty  +   1813d ago
$300 glasses? try $70. And just because those best buy glasses are bulky and uncomfortable, doesn't mean they all are. there are many different brands to choose from. i checked it out yesterday. no flicker, though i didn't care for how it darkened the image, resulting in less pure whites. the 3d effect was still very good, even adjusting it's viewpoint as i moved across the room, actually panning the scene (an effect i had no idea would happen).

the videos i saw, few were native 3d. the layered effect of the upscaled 3d was obvious. however, the native 3d stuff i saw was good. for gaming, though, it's a whole different story. the strategic advantages 3d offers, being able to judge distance accurately, for instance, make it a day one buy for me glasses or not.

also, that glasses free tech kinda sucks. if you move while viewing at all, it produces a nasty banding effect, kinda like screen tearing in a video game x10. you can look up youtube videos of the tv's in action to see what i'm talking about. plus, you can only see them in 3d if you are seated right in front of them, within a certain distance. not friendly to the living room environment. until we're using holograms, glasses will offer the best image quality.
vsr  +   1813d ago
Good Job Sony!!!!!!!!!
They improved the next step of this HD generation
BABY-JEDI  +   1813d ago
I'm just waiting for
The KRAZY ELTON JOHN 3D glasses. As all this 3D stuff all seems krazy to me LoL. PS krazy 3D TV prices coming soon LoL
THC CELL  +   1813d ago
killzone 3 and 3d = i cant wait to get my Tv

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lol sony are really working hard to get to ps9 lol

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Xfanboy  +   1813d ago
Not trying to be a fanboy!!!
$3000 for a tv?? no way!! I'll just get a PC & a Dlp for that price!!

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