Sony unveils a 3D display that makes split-screen gaming big

Aside from a new PlayStation Portable, Sony has this week released info on a new 3D TV that will let two gamers see two distinct screens using special 3D glasses.

Branded with a PlayStation logo, Sony’s new 24 inch Full HD LCD uses a 240Hz panel to communicate with special 3D glasses that will be bundled with the display. These glasses will apparently include a button that – when pressed – shows a different screen to each set of glasses.

Designed primarily for gamers and introduced at this week’s Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, the 3D display will allow two gamers to play in 3D multiplayer gaming mode without the “split-screen” that normally comes with this style of gameplay. As such, the full 24 inch screen size will be available to each gamer.

Pricing for Australia has yet to be announced, but Sony has told American journalists that it should come in at $US499, giving us some hope that this innovative new 3D display could come in at a competitive price locally.