The most recent global system software update for the PlayStation 3, version 3.50, has enabled 3D Blu-ray movie playback on the device. This allows those PlayStation 3 owners with enabled televisions to watch 3D Blu-ray discs without the need to purchase a separate 3D Blu-ray player.
This cements the PlayStation 3 as the only console on the current market that supports high-definition 3D content. The PS3 already supported stereoscopic 3D gaming, and the firmware update now extends this to 3D Blu-ray.
Many of Sony Computer Entertainment's upcoming titles will be playable in 3D, including Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3, Crysis 2, Mortal Kombat, Shaun White Skateboarding and more.
"The 3D entertainment revolution has been highly talked about in 2010," said David Hine, sales and marketing director, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand. "With PlayStation 3 consoles now offering 3D Blu-ray movie playback as well as stereoscopic 3D game capability, and even more 3D entertainment content in the pipeline, attached to a Bravia 3D TV we can provide Kiwis with the most comprehensive 3D viewing experience possible."