166w ago - Last week reports surfaced that the upcoming PS3 3D Firmware update would arrive in June, and today retailer Best Buy has let slip the date of July.
Sony has previously confirmed that a simple PS3 Firmware update is all that is required to make the PlayStation 3 system compatible with 3D gaming.
Unfortunately, no specific timeframe was ever given for the anticipated patch until today.
To quote: "On a 3D FAQ page, Best Buy has given the first solid timeframe for the PS3 3D patch.
Clicking on the first tab of this page will reveal the following tidbit:
To watch 3D Blu-ray Discs, you'll need to add a 3D-ready Blu-ray player (or update your PS3 with the appropriate firmware when it becomes available in July).
Yup, that's right. Best Buy seems to have let the cat slip a bit early; either mistakenly or intentionally."
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I read an article in PC World last month indicating that the PS3 would be the first Blu-Ray player supporting 3d. And, the televisions will arrive this summer, although I think the whole 3d concept will flop. Who wants to put on giant glasses in their living room?
the ps3 3d update is not for tv content. it is for games and blu-ray movies to be in 3d. 3d tvs are already available if you really want to see soccer in 3d. just check to see if the soccer content is available in 3d from your tv content provider.
I heard rumors of this firmware being released in August, but really is up to the strategy Sony decides. The firmware for 3D is already done and working (they are using it in every expo since CES at Vegas). Probably still needs some extra beta tests, but if it works it works.
What I'm really wondering is if the games are special 3D games or just regular games that can "simulate" 3D. On CES they used Killzone 2 and Motorstom... I heard the Avatar game comes with 3D, is this for regular glasess or is a feature just waiting for the new tvs and firmware release?
BTW each brand is having their own 3D technology (from what I read) so there is no point on buying a Panasonic 3D TV for a PS3, you must go with Sony TVs.