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3D update for PS3 expected in June with the launch of Sony’s first 3D TVs

Submitted by on Wednesday, 10 March 2010No Comment

Sony are expected to release its firmware update in June that will enable the PS3 to run 3D games. The timing is set to coincide with the launch of Sony’s first range of 3D tvs, with the first being released in Japan on June 10 with plans to distribute to the rest of the world at about the same time.

Sony see success in the 3D market as key to dominating the flat tv market. A large proportion of early adopters to the 3D market are expected to be gamers, so Sony with the PlayStation platform, has an advantage on its competitors Samsung and LG.The news of the firmware update came via Reuters:

“The maker of the PlayStation 3 game console plans to release 3D game software around June in time for TV launch.”

It’s unclear if Reuters are simply making an educated guess or whether they have concrete information, but it makes logical sense for Sony to coincide the software update with the launch of its first tvs.

Don’t be surprised if Sony make an official statement at their press event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco tonight at 4pm PST (midnight GMT).

We’ll be bringing you the news when it comes to us.

[news came via TheSixthAxis]