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PlayStation 3 display to be sold exclusively through Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman gets exclusivity on Sony's PlayStation 3 Display

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 13, 2011 12:11 am CDT - 1 min, 9 secs reading time

It has just been announced that Sony's PlayStation 3D Display is finally getting released in Australia. The display allows gamers to play split screen games on a full screen via 3D glasses, with the 3D display receiving a limited "test" release in Australia - exclusively through Harvey Norman.

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Sony Australia's Michael Ephraim says that this limited launch is to test the market. He goes on to say:

We're going to test it because it is innovative technology. We really wanted to test it before we made a big commitment because it's not like a Memory Stick kind of product, there are long lead times on manufacturing, high price. I can tell you that we will sell it initially exclusively through Harvey Norman. It is Harvey Norman embracing new technology and us having a partner there that we can test it with. If it goes extremely well, we'll keep supporting it. It is a high ticket price item and there is 3D TVs out there, we just want to make sure there's a market for it.

While I agree that there should be a "test" for this type of thing, it's the launch at Harvey Norman that I don't get. Maybe a more game-orientated retailer would've been better or some kind of rental system through Sony (at $x per month) might entice gamers. I guess we'll see soon enough.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:kotaku.com.au

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