Sony has shown off the latest additions to its Playstation console range at the E3 expo in Los Angeles.
Among the planned launches announced are stereoscopic 3D games, PlayStation Move motion sensitive controller, and an all in one surround sound system for the PlayStation3.
The Move controller, a rival to Nintendo’s Wiimote and Microsoft’s Kinect controller free system, is set for launch in the US, Europe and Asia in mid-September, with a retail price of $50 or 40 euros. The two-part controller requires the PlayStation Eye camera, although a bundle with the camera, controller and Sports Champions game is set for release at the $99 mark.Move will be accompanied by two official Sony peripherals, a charging station, and a gun attachment for shooting games. Sony plans to have 20 Move-compatible games available by March next year, including Tiger Woods PG Tour 11, Resident Evil 5 Gold edition and EyePet.
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Also on the games front, Sony announced that it is making a number of titles available in stereoscopic 3D. The PS3 console is already capable of playing 3D games thanks to a firmware update, but Sony now plans to release 3D versions of titles including MLB 10 The Show, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Killzone 3, The Sly Collection, and Gran Turismo 5, while other publishers will also release titles including Mortal Kombat, Crysis2, NBA 2K11 in 3D by the end of the year.
a subwoofer built-in, all-in-one Surround Sound System for the PlayStation®3 (PS3TM) system in fall 2010 in Japan, North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries/regions at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, and €199 respectively
Another add on for the PlayStation3 comes in the form of an all-in-one Surround Sound System. The system will have four sound fields and sub-woofer built in, and connect to the console with an optical digital cable, The Surround Sound System comes with two audio inputs – an optical audio input for connecting high-end entertainment systems including PS3, and an analog audio input for connecting portable devices like the PSP. The surround sound system is planned for worldwide launch in the autumn.
by Mark Sutton at ITP.net