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Sony Delays PlayStation 3D TV For After Christmas, PS Vita Can Do A 'Wii U'

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Delay for PlayStation 3DTV, but PS Vita (plus a PS3) may do what the Wii U can do, months before the Wii U is released

Sony has made the strange decision to not release the PlayStation 3D TV until after Christmas, but only 5 days later, on New Year's Eve.

First unveiled at E3, the 24 inch PlayStation 3D TV will have a built-in PS3 console, but not only that, by using the same 3D active glasses technology, it allows full-screen multiplayer gaming from the same display (by allowing each pair of 3D glasses to see every other frame, and so, full motion, full screen gaming, on the same screen).

Sony has also revealed the U.S. pricing, the TV with one pair of glasses included, and a copy of 'Motorstorm Apocalypse' will set you back $500. 
A second pair of glasses can be purchased for $70.

In other Sony news, PlayStation Vita, the sequel to the PSP, is quite an impressive device in its own right, but it can also do a few things that Nintendo won't be too happy about. Eurogamer reports that the Vita can be used as a controller for the PS3, mimicking what Nintendo has already announced as the main unique feature of the their next console, the Wii U. The PS3 will also be able to send display data to the Vita, another feature that Nintendo has been promoting for the Wii U. The problem for Nintendo is that Vita is coming at the end of this year (or at the beginning of the next - ed) for $249, whereas the Wii U won't even be priced until 2012.

But in Nintendo's favour is the Wii U's more powerful hardware, which is expected to provide graphics far superior to what's currently available on the PS3, or the Xbox 360.


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