Many TV manufacturers have been trying to tempt consumers into purchasing a 3D HDTV in recent times. A lot of consumers though feel that 3D is just a fad that may disappear in the future, and worry about how much content that is available. Gaming on the other hand is a different matter with many gamers liking the concept of 3D gaming. Today we have news that the price of the PlayStation 3D display drops, and you have to remember it will also work with the Xbox 360 as well.
You may have liked the thought of the Sony 3D display but believed it to be out of your reach financially. VideoGameWriters are reporting that the price of the unit has recently dropped from $499 to $399, which may bring it into the reach of more gamers.
It was first noticed that Best Buy had dropped the price by $100 for the 3D display, which was quickly matched by Amazon and then the Sony Style store. It wasn’t originally known if this was just a case of price matching or an official drop by Sony. After contacting Sony about the price change the company released a statement.
They said the drop in price was part of a scheduled program in the unit’s lifecycle. Sony added “As we’ve seen more consumers become interested in 3D, we wanted to open the monitor up to a larger demographic at a lower price point as the holidays draw near.”
The comments from Sony doesn’t commit to a permanent drop in the pricing for the 3D display, but look to be trying to tempt as many gamers as possible to take up the 3D experience. It can be also used by Xbox 360 users or anything that supports component or HDMI video output. It may be too small for some though, but you do get an HDMI cable, Active Shutter 3D glasses and Motorstorm Apocalypse included for the price.
Would this lower price be enough to tempt you with the PlayStation 3D display? Update: Sony has now dropped the display down to $299.
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