Sony 3D monitor hits in November, Resistance 3 now a preorder bonus

Insomniac Games' shooter returns to PlayStation-branded 24-inch display package as early adopter incentive for customers who order by September 30.

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Sony may be using the launch of its PlayStation 3D display to promote the PlayStation 3's lineup of 3D-enabled content, but it's also using that 3D-enabled content to promote the launch of the 3D monitor. The electronics giant today confirmed that Resistance 3--originally intended to be bundled with the display, but later replaced by MotorStorm: Apocalypse--would now be given away as a preorder bonus.

But wait, that's not all!

The monitor itself is expected to launch in November, but those who preorder by September 30 will be eligible to receive a free copy of Resistance 3 in addition to MotorStorm: Apocalypse. As for the monitor itself, it will also come packed with a single pair of PlayStation-branded active 3D glasses and an HDMI cable.

The $500 display also features Sony's SimulView technology, which lets two players use the 3D glasses to see different full-screen images, eliminating the need for split-screen multiplayer. For those interested in the split-screen option (or simply letting more than one person enjoy 3D content on the set), an additional pair of 3D glasses can be purchased for $70.

Set for release next week, Resistance 3 takes place in an alternate-reality 1957, after the US is overrun by a hostile alien race called the Chimera. It follows Joseph Capelli, an ex-soldier hiding out from the Chimera with his family and several other survivors. Besides offering 3D and PlayStation Move support, the game will boast several multiplayer modes for up to 16 people.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Resistance 3.

Discussion

102 comments
gpm23
gpm23

@shadowhunter0 Notice I said "monitor" not "HDTV". There isn't a TV out there than can match the resolution of those 1,000 dollar monitors, that's why 30 inches in the monitor world are absurdly expensive. When a HDTV can output 2560x1600, let me know, cause i'd be all over that.

jhpeter
jhpeter

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shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@jhpeter see that is anther problem people like you think it is the same technology has before when in fact it isn't

jhpeter
jhpeter

50% of population has problems with the 1880 ol stereoscopic 3D. Sony would really help If launch the new generation that solve the old problem.

subzero300
subzero300

So I suppose this amazing deal is only available in the US? Will this package be released internationally...with the same pre-order incentives and price?

jambubby74
jambubby74

I think this is a cool idea. I just wish the set was larger, or that they offered more than one size. As it stands, its just too damn small.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

damn glasses are $70? that's more than a controller....or game!

lock445
lock445

Now, as enticing as the concept of a fully immersed world viewable through a depth of field realistic window (3D) versus a moving picture (2D), even at $500, close to double the price of a console, it's just too expensive an expenditure. Hopefully, over the next few years, just as computers went down in price, 3D television technology will go down in price, and more of a widespread consumer base can enjoy this tentative infant of technology.

sizzlingdviper
sizzlingdviper

Sorry-But count me out! Love the PS3 and most of its games.But I'm not gonna buy into the Fad of 3D-Who really wants to sit around wearing a Naff looking pair of glasses for hours at a time?-Well not me-That's for sure-And that goes for 3D TV too.I'll wait untill the true 3D tvs come out that have it all built in and dont require you to wear daft glasses,and then all the 3D tvs and monitors now available will become obsolete

Daian
Daian

@RBwd @Gh05t_ U guys just don't get it , do u? U NEED the glasses to see different full-screen images , eliminating the need for split-screen multiplayer which is awesome, 2 players enjoying the same experience on 1 tv , u can only do that with sports games, everything else is either split screen or non at all aka need another console,another TV and another copy of the game. It's not just about the 3D it's about this tech that's very useful.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@shkar you can get a 40" 3d hdtv from Sony for about $1000 and even cheaper from other companies

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@RBwd and Gh05t_ the problem with that and the 3ds is that you sitting in the right spot in front of the tv for it to work right like the 3ds if you are out of that sweet spot it wont work right so playing games and watching movies in 3d wont work that technology also you are inside your house its not like anyone is going to see you wearing them I have a huge head and I wear glasses and I have no problem in wearing the 3d glasses over them and it is comfortable the 3d glasses that you buy aren't the same has the ones you wear at theaters

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

I will only buy a 3D tv if i dont need glasses, and if you could turn if off and on. When will this technology come??? Wait a sec... it already has! Lets just expand on that Sony.

Kori-san
Kori-san

Someone said the screen size is 22'? Sorry...no. No one smart enough to wait for rational price cuts will buy their first 3D TV that small.

franzito
franzito

I hate when these "tempting bundles" appear...

RBwd
RBwd

al play 3d games when the tvs dont need stupid glasses. 3DS style tvs anyone

shkar
shkar

This is really hitting me in the nuts,,,,,,,,,, I mean I really love the price with the 2 games you receive along,,,,,,,,,,,,but damn the screen size is 22 inch ,,,,,nowadays I almost find my 32 inch LCD HD TV small,,,,,,,so the 22 inch size,,,,,,,will be a downgrade..................3D TV are still too expensive to afford these days,,,,,,,,,,somewhere along the way their prices must lower down..........

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@DarthVeng_basic actaully your logic is flawed I can't play kz3 or socom 4 in 2d anymore I have to play them in 3d and the others I prefer them in 3d but can play them in 2d and 3d isn't a gimmick it adds depth and immersion to the game

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

I'd love to try out a 3D game. When 3D is done right, it looks amazing.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@BigAl519 : A video game itself is not a gimmick, a device used with it however is. Gimmick = "trick or a device" or "clever ploy or strategy". That proves my point to a T. My "information" on 3D is not ill informed, I have researched it extensively. 3D does NOT help eye sight, I don't care what corporate funded research claimed that, it is hogwash. You don't have to agree with me. I now refer you to this article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/04/30/why-i-hate-3-d-and-you-should-too.html

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@shadowhunter0 : Wait, hold the phone a second. You actually think since someone has no use for 3D that it somehow means they are jealous that their 360 doesn't have 3D? I wouldn't use 3D even if my X360 had 3D. As well, I also have a PS3 and I still don't care or like 3D. Isn't it nice to see your logic so flawed?

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

I forgot to add that yes, I did read that the AOA states that the 3DS might be helpfull in detecting undiagnosed vision problems in children, which is all well and good, but I would not call it beneficial to the eyesight as it still may cause health problems, especially in developing children.

big_papa_wheat
big_papa_wheat

ehhh. I like what Visio is doing. They're taking the movie theater glasses and making them compatible w/ their TVs. Thats probably more of what Sony needs to be offering if they are so call going to come up w/ a marketable main stream cost saver. But, anyway, this will probably be a dust collector on the store shelves.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

@Bigal519 http://io9.com/5477698/science-proves-3+d-movies-hurt-your-brain http://www.journalofvision.org/content/11/8/11.abstract http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27043/ Thanks for the link, but I think I'll stick with the ones I've posted above. 30% of moviegoers that come out of a 3D film have complaints of headaches, fatigue, eyestrain, etc.. That alone tells you there's a problem with the current 3D technology. And to say that it's actually beneficial to the eyesight of babies and young children is simply silly.

digi-demon
digi-demon

I'll stick to playing PS3 and 360 on 2D plasma set for now - thanks (but no thanks) Sony :D

BigAl519
BigAl519

@CptRexKramer http://soundmedicine.iu.edu/segment/2758/Can-Watching-3D-Harm-Your-Eyes- 3D has never been proven to cause harm to eyes. And everything has warnings on them just in case that 1 in a million incident happens. Businesses like money and because they like money they don't want to be sued for not having warnings, even if it may never happen. 3D being bad is just a common misconception that has spread like wildfire. Just like people who think violent games are going to make all of us go out and shoot up schools, or heavy metal music will make a child be angry and violent all the time, yet on the scientific side of those arguments they are proven to be the opposite.

santinegrete
santinegrete

The Sony's SimulView technology sounds very intersting for me since I love playing with my bud in the same room screaming to each other "Cover me!" "Help"... but only newest games will be compatible with this right? And I also mean... Sony PS3's ones!

bowweezzell
bowweezzell

Is this release date a global one, or will there be a different one for the U.K/Europe? and will this pre-order offer still apply?

abhijit_manj
abhijit_manj

@ ggregd....i totally agree with you. Though the monitor looks cool i would wait for some full fledge reviews before considering to purchase this.

ggregd
ggregd

Why does everything have to be available for pre-order? Don't people want to know if something is good before they buy it? Are we that anxious to spend money that we'll give it away in advance and have nothing to show for it for 3 months?

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

Just preordered it from gamefly as soon as I read about this GREAT deal!! Thanx Sony!

atopp399
atopp399

It's pretty small for a TV which is where I spend my time playing consoles. If I sat at a desk to play like I do with my PC this would maybe be ok...if I liked 3D, which I don't.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@gpm23 actually you can get a Sony 40" 1080p 3d hdtv for about $1000

detroithardcore
detroithardcore

So Bonerot..... the only company who is allowed to be innovative is Nintendo? Wow those are pretty stiff rules, too bad for everyone else I guess..I suppose Sony shouldn't have been first to include DVD playback on a gaming console, cause Nintendo didn't. Maybe the Eyetoy was Nintendo's first? Perhaps you need to tell Nintendo Netflix was on PS3 first, oh and tell Nintendo Blu ray needs to be replaced..so come up with another hi def media. I could go off on stupidity like yours all day, but you're not worth the wasted time. Bonerot quit being a ridiculous fanboy, and respect the technology and possibilities.

meharu
meharu

Actually i don't need a 3D glasses to enjoy 3D because i possess the Sharingan.

shaunn191
shaunn191

People don't realise the quality of a Monitor over a TV. My PS3 games look so much better on my 27'' monitor than my mates 50'' TV, after playing on a quality monitor most TV's look like crap. This is meant for your bedroom etc. btw, not your theatre

steelmouth
steelmouth

it would have been awesome if it had a build in PS3,

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Bonerot Eh? You've completely lost me on that comment..

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Heh. It's ironic this website. The other week when it announced Resistance was no longer coming with the TV there were quite a few people up in arms about it saying they no longer wanted to buy the thing.. and how annoyed they were. Now that Resistance is back however you don't see the same people leaving comments? Ha! I wonder just how many of those people were genuine? Anyhoos! Seems a great deal if you ask me, I don't like 3D tech and probably never will, but if it's your thing then great :)

vivalatour
vivalatour

I'll stick with my 50" panni 1080 hd ! enough is enough ! why don't they come out saying the prices of games are being lowered , it's then I would get really excited !

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@Bonerot Yeah Sony how dare you copy nintedos 3D monitor idea....hang on a sec!

sirius237
sirius237

i'll only consider 3d once they get rid of the glasses...

LeMeAtOm
LeMeAtOm

Given the recent price drops in 3D tvs in the UK I feel sceptical how popular this will be here by the time it launches.

HD_audio_CoYotE
HD_audio_CoYotE

All this 3D S**T - I don't know. For a REZ-Experience it'll be fine - but playing through a whole dungeon crawler let's say at least 4hours a day - I think my eye's gonna vomit :P

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

@bigal519 Where in the world did you learn that 3D is good for eye development in babies? Most articles I've ever read say 3D won't do any real harm to developed eyes, but children's eyes are susceptible to things like strabismus, and in fact, many 3D devices warn of potential health risks when using said product.