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PS3 3D Firmware Updates to Bring 3D Movie and Photo Support

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209w ago - In a recent interview with [Register or Login to view links], SCEE's Mick Hocking confirmed previous reports that 3D Blu-ray movie support will indeed be coming to the PlayStation 3 this year along with support for 3D Photos via two PS3 3D Firmware updates.

The first PlayStation 3 3D Firmware update will arrive in September, while the second doesn't have a date set yet.

To quote: "In September this year, we're launching another Firmware upgrade - and this one is going to upgrade the PS3 to support Blu-ray movies in 3D," said Hocking.

"Again, you won't have to do anything - just connect your PS3. For the film market that's a very significant event. Then later in the year - we're not going to date it yet - the PS3 is going to support 3D photos.

Of course the popularity of 3D isn't just going to come from movies and games. There's 3D cameras on the market, there's 3D camcorders coming on the market in the next 12 months as well, and 3D broadcasts."
 

PlayStation Network Delivers HD Movies From All Major Studios

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226w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has revealed today that PlayStation Network is the first to deliver HD Movies from all six major movie studios.

To quote: Break out the bubbly, because today marks a milestone on the Video Store!

Starting today, PlayStation Network's video delivery service is the first to offer high-definition movies for purchase from all of the major movie studios, including [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links].

So head to the Video Store today, and on your PS3 from the comfort of your own home, download popular movies to own in dazzling HD, such as This Is It, 2012, The Hangover, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Zombieland, plus recent Oscar winners and nominees like Inglourious Basterds, Up and District 9. Enjoy!
 

Sony CES: 3D Games And Movies Coming to PS3 in 2010

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235w ago - SCEE's Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has confirmed today on the European PlayStation Blog, as part of Sony's CES announcement, that 3D games and movies are coming to the PS3 in 2010.

To quote: Among all the technology announcements you would come to expect from the [Register or Login to view links] in Las Vegas (such as new 3D Bravia TVs coming this Summer), Kaz Hirai announced that the PS3 will be fully 3D compatible this year.

There will be two firmware updates at some point in 2010 – the first will add 3D Stereoscopic Gaming functionality to the PS3 and the second will add 3D Stereoscopic Movie functionality. We'll be announcing more details regarding 3D Gaming as we get further into 2010 and, as usual, you'll see a lot of this here on the PlayStation.Blog.

Kaz also revealed that 2009 housed the most successful holiday season in the history of the PlayStation 3, with over 3.8 million units selling worldwide over the last 5 weeks of the year. European movie fans will also be glad to hear that the Video Download Service will be expanded to more territories throughout the year, too.

Finally, the PlayStation Network has been adopted as the central online service for many Sony products, which means you will eventually be using the...
 

Video: Sony PlayStation 3: It Only Does Blu-ray Movies

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242w ago - Sony's Senior Vice President of Marketing & PlayStation Network Peter Dille has unveiled a new video from PS3's ad campaign today entitled 'It Only Does Blu-ray Movies.'

To quote: Next week's Thanksgiving holiday marks the kick-off to the traditional retail holiday selling season. It's a key part of our year as many people who may not be hardcore gamers begin their research for the hottest gift items. Naturally, we expect the PS3 to be on a lot of those lists this year.

This holiday's PS3 campaign marks one of our most aggressive approaches in terms of our advertising reach and frequency, so we hope you've seen the new commercials while watching your favorite TV programs.

I've been receiving a lot of emails from friends and family and hearing from a lot of you who are catching the commercials regularly and laughing even after the third or fourth helping.

We couldn't be more pleased by the overwhelming response, not just to the ads, but also evidenced by the sheer momentum behind our recent sales numbers. I'd like to personally welcome all of the new PS3 owners to what will be one of our best years ahead.

Beyond the amazing line up of Blu-ray games hitting this holiday, we're also expecting some blockbuster Blu-ray movie releases, including...
 

SCEE Announces Movies for PS3 Video Service Launch in Europe

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244w ago - Today SCEE announced that the video store will launch "sometime late November," with films being available in both HD and SD.

The initial wave of titles to the store will include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Bruno, Angels & Demons, Casino Royale, Crank 2: High Voltage and The Hills Have Eyes.

The video store allows users to download the latest releases straight to their PlayStation 3, and will be available in France, Germany, Spain and the UK from November with other markets to follow in 2010.

Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is excited to announce a 'Must have' list of blockbuster hit films that will be available on the PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service before Christmas.

From action packed thrillers to a little something for the kids, there will be a host of fantastic films that all the family are sure to enjoy, some of which include: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Bruno, Angels & Demons, Casino Royale, Crank 2: High Voltage and The Hills Have Eyes.

The service will allow movie fans to download the latest releases straight...
 
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