New PlayStation 3D Display Allows Two Players To See Separate Images [Update]

By Ishaan . June 6, 2011 . 6:05pm

Sony revealed a new piece of PlayStation-branded hardware at their ongoing E3 2011 media briefing — a special 3D display, capable of both high-definition and 3D display. The display has a unique feature by which two players playing on the same display will be able to see two entirely separate images, instead of having to view a split screen display.


The new 3D display will require the use of special 3D glasses. Sony plan to sell the 24″ display, the glasses, a 6″ HDMI cable and Resistance 3 in a special bundle for $499 this year.


Image captured from Gametrailers’ E3 livestream.


Update: Included display size and corrected price from $399 to $499. Thanks to our readers in the comments for pointing the errors out!

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  • Correction: The monitor is priced at $499, not $399.

    God, I only WISH it was $399

    • Testsubject909

      For a 3D TV though, this bundle is quite impressive.

      • Totally. I’m actually considering trying to get it someday– I’m supposed to be getting an HD TV for my room, but it’s been unfixed since sometime last year– the part needed to fix it is like $200+, and it’s probably even more by now to get it.

        If this monitor set goes up to even just 720p naturally at it’s price, I want it.

      • And we just got news updates! It’s 1080p! Awesome! Now we just need news about the connections and ports on it.

    • Fixed, thanks!

  • Six inch HDMI cable?  lolwut

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      obviously a typo >_>

  • 5parrowhawk

    See, this is a clever use of the technology – using the separate streams to feed different images to different users. Probably can’t do 3D at the same time, but it’s still pretty impressive. No more need for splitscreen?

    On the other hand, I wonder what other kinds of inputs it supports, and how big it is…

  • Chow

    Just imagine how freaky the image would look to a third party without a set of glasses. >:)

  • Code

    SCIENCE omo; how does it work!

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      If you seriously want to know… To give the illusion of 3D, TVs and movies will show two slightly different images at the same time, but each image is polarized differently. The glasses you wear have different polarization filters in each lens meaning each eye sees a different image, which is what gives the 3D effect (like the old days of the red and blue glasses). So they extend this technology to show each of the players’ respective “screens” at the same time, but each “screen” is polarized differently, so by blocking out the other player’s image, you only see your own. Really interesting stuff

      • Code

        Awesome owo” thank you for the detailed explanation xwx! That’s pretty cool! 

  • HistorysGreatestMonster

    Did they say how big the display is? I am thinking of upgrading and if it’s bigger than 32″, I may take the plunge.

    • 24″ — thanks for reminding me, I’ll put that in.

  • Oh my god. This is the most creative solution I’ve ever seen for screen peeking. Now I can finally snipe people in peace, without the other guy noticing my giant crosshair on his head.

  • Weeeeeird. Can’t wait to see it in action!

  • wowwww …. cooollll …. but for $499 and just one game using it …. thanks but no thanks … I will rethink after there are about 10 games using it …

  • noctis_nox

    It’s really a great entry price for 3D lovers that are not blessed with lots of money. :)

  • Joanna

    Not a bad price actually. I may consider it if there is ever a game I want. By the way, does it also have regular 3D glasses or just those different screen glasses?

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