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First 3D PlayStation 3 games go live today

Sony upgrades console with initial batch of titles to test the waters for 3D home entertainment

Sony today releases its first batch of 3D PlayStation 3 games on the PlayStation Network, in a bid to be the first home console format to support 3D entertainment in the living room.

Three games are initially available, Wipeout 3D, Pain and Super Stardust 3D, along with a demo of Evolution's MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. The games will cost £23.99 in the UK, or come free with a Bravia TV offer.

"PlayStation has always been about outstanding entertainment," offered SCEE president Andrew House. "The stereoscopic 3D Collection showcases the depth of technology behind PS3 and gives us a feel for the potential for future releases."

"Stereoscopic 3D technology coupled with the likes of PlayStation Move motion controller allows us to create an ever more compelling, realistic and immersive experience. Add to that our online capabilities, community interaction features, our film and music services and you’ve got a very exciting proposition for the future of home entertainment," he added.

Those that already own the games can download a free patch via the PlayStation Network to upgrade them to 3D, and support for 3D Blu-ray movies on the console is expected later this year.

Sony is hosting a press event in London today to highlight its 3D offerings across movies, TV and games, and will be showing off more 3D games at E3 next week.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.