Over the past few months there has been a whole load of announcements regarding 3DTV technology products. However, we have seen little in the way of actual releases other than the recent Panasonic 3DTVs. Tomorrow however, the UK will witness the launch of the Sony Bravia HX803 3DTV alongside a host of content for consumers to purchase with their new TV such as music, games and films.
So the question is, what’s the point of investing if there’s so little to make the most of it? Well, let’s elaborate on the current content available to consumers:
Sony 3D Games
For the first time ever, gamers will have the world of 3D gaming at their fingertips. This Friday, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is set to release four huge 3D game titles on the Playstation 3, accessible through the PlayStation Network available via digital download for free upon purchase of a Sony 3DTV.
- WipEout HD
- SuperStardust HD
- MotorStorm Pacific Rift Demo
Personally, I find it a good range of games to get going with, obviously the above aren’t exactly blockbuster titles in the traditional sense of the term, but they offer a variety of genres with appeal for a range of different gamers with a range of different tastes in games. Hopefully the assortment of gameplay will mean more and more people will be seduced by the lure of 3D gaming.
Sony 3D Movies
There has perhaps been more coverage of movies than anything else in the world of 3D, particularly the title ‘Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs’ being the initial 3D Blu-Ray release the at the moment is set to be packed with a selection of Sony 3D products. Other titles coming soon include:
- SpiderMan (Final Film Title TBC)
- The Green Hornet
- Resident Evil: Afterlife
- Monster House
- Open Season
Again, a range of genre’s offer a so far limited, but ultimately attractive 3D proposition and will keep even the most keen movie enthusiast busy in the coming months. Well, for a few days anyway.
Sony 3D Music
Interestingly, 3D music, much like HD music, has not been pushed to the extent which would perhaps be just. However, for those who do have a keen interesting in music videos or even those who take an interest in sexy south American pop singers by the name of Shakira, who is set to release her official world cup song in 3D by the name of ‘Waka Waka’. In addition to that:
- SIA Live at the RoundHouse
- Iconic Music Videos remastered
- Jimi Hendrix Collection
Sony 3D Hardware
So that’s the content, what devices are necessary to make use of it all? Well, for a start as I already mentioned the Sony Bravia HX803 3DTV is on the verge of release but in addition to that there are a range of 3D Blu-Ray players on the verge of release, with some having already been released which are capable of playing back the 3D edition of Blu-Rays as well as the traditional type and no doubt the obligatory Avatar 3D Blu-Ray will be released at some point in the near future.
There’s also a firmware update for PS3’s enabling 3D content which I guess is a necessity in order to make the most of the 3D gaming.
So I guess for a lot of people tomorrow is a day to mark in the calendar with what is undoubtedly the most beautiful 3DTV being released in addition to a variety of quality content appealing to a great number of people.
However, is it likely that people will be investing in the costly technology that is Sony Bravia 3DTV? I mean, how long ago was it that you updated to HD? Some are yet to make that initial jump so initial success is unlikely to be roaring. Long term though, it’s mouth watering.