PSXE Poll Update: Not Many Will Adopt 3D Early
When technology is new to a certain industry, it can take a while to grab hold. And not surprisingly, most of you won't be going 3D just yet.
The majority of PSXE readers say that 3D gaming is simply too expensive of a proposition to be realistic right now. And that's perfectly sensible, as a new 3D-enabled HDTV won't be cheap; Samsung has a few LEDs that can handle 3D, but not one of them can be considered "cheap." You'll see the same when Sony's 3D Bravias launch in June. Now, the firmware update that brought 3D functionality to the Playstation 3 was free, and we don't believe that 3D games will be any more expensive than normal games. It's just the TV and unfortunately, that's always the most expensive investment. Another big group just says they're not interested in 3D so they'll stay away for the time being. However, an acceptable percentage of gamers do plan to use 3D for both their movies and games, and although it's a smaller number than those who say "no," it's a good sign for the advancement of this technology. I think Sony should make better 3D HDTV packages specifically designed for gamers; they're the ones who would most likely want those new TVs, so Sony should sweeten the deal.
This week, we want to conduct our own "connectivity" poll. A recent study told us that the PlayStation 3 was the "most connected" console; i.e., the highest ratio of owned consoles connected to the Internet. This isn't exactly surprising 'cuz the Network is free, but some people really don't care about it. What's the Network status of your PS3?
4/25/2010 9:43:26 PM Ben Dutka