While the PS Vita was definitely the biggest thing to come out of Sony’s pre-E3, it wasn’t the only piece of hardware on show; the company also announced the very first PlayStation-brand 3D monitor.
Sony last night unveiled a 24-inch (1920x1080) 3D display that it plans to launch later in the year. Measuring in at 35mm thick, this monitor packs stereo 2ch+subwoofer speakers, a 176-degree viewing angle, and allows two gamers playing on multiplayer to see individual, unique, full-screen images. Sony also claims the monitor is the first of its size to incorporate "quad speed frame sequential display technology.”
Buyers will get a pair of glasses with the panel when they purchase. The glasses are rechargeable and while 45 minutes provides 30 hours of play, a quick three-minute charge will get you three hours of use.
The monitor is at $499.99 for a bundle that includes Resistance 3 for PS3, an HDMI cable and a pair of 3D glasses. Extra pairs of glasses can be purchased separately for $69 a pop. Pricing for other regions has yet to be announced but we’ll keep you posted.