PS3 Now Has Ability to Play 3D Blu-ray Movies

The folks over at the PlayStation blog yesterday announced the availability of PS3 firmware 3.50, a long promised update that will enable PS3 users to play 3D Blu-rays in their consoles. Eric Lempel, VP of Network Operations at Sony America announced the update on the PS3 blog last night.

Sony had previously promised users a September rollout for v3.50 but the company's president, Sir Howard Stringer, said on September 1 that a delay would push the update's release into October. Last week Lempel announced that the update would actually hit on September 21, so yesterday's launch was actually a day ahead of schedule.

"We know that many consumers have purchased 3D TVs already and more of you will be purchasing them as the holidays approach--so we’re excited to offer this firmware update that makes all 38 million PS3s worldwide compatible with Blu-ray 3D discs," Lempel said last week.

Sony prepped PS3s for 3D gaming in April when it launched firmware v3.30 but with such a small selection of 3D Blu-rays available at the moment, we can't imagine there's too many people upset with the five month wait for 3D Blu-ray support.

Also included in yesterday's update are Facebook integration, which allows users to share information with friends via Facebook, and a Grief Reporting function that will allow users to more easily report inappropriate messages they receive from other PSN users.

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  • drwho1
    this means nothing because I don't have a 3D TV and I got no plans to get one in the near future. when they say that "many have bought 3D TV's" is a Big Fat Lie!
  • antilycus
    just like Blu-Ray... yawn
  • xerroz
    How many 3D movies are out there...that's right
  • winner4455
    Hey, the more features the better.
  • phate
    Can I load Linux on it? How about play PS2 games??

    No, but can I get a headache just trying to watch a damn movie? Yes? Sweet...
  • Anomalyx
    winner4455Hey, the more features the better.Sony doesn't think so. coughOtherOScough
  • orbitron
    I only have a regular LCDTV so there is no use for me.
  • HavoCnMe
    Seriously, true 3D won't require glasses and until that happens 3D is another marketing scheme. Waste your money fools.
  • kelemvor4
    Awesome! I've been waiting for this; already have a 3d mitsubishi 65". Now to find out about the transmitter and glasses...