This has been a pretty busy period for Japanese company Sony, as they've rolled out all sorts of interesting novelties and attractive products, some of which involkve their PS3 gaming console, the latest piece of news related to this topic coming all the way from Sony's home turf (namely Tokyo, Japan), where the country's (and one of the world's) largest game-shows, TGS, has just opened its gates.
So, as Engadget
reports from the scene, one of the most important announcements made during Sony's press conference was related to the PS3 and its Blu-ray playback support, the Japanese company revealing the fact that the 3.50 software update that's coming to the PS3
on September 21st will enable the playback of 3D Blu-ray movies.
In this way, the PS3 maintains its pivotal position in Sony
's consumer electronics sales strategy, practically granting users access to a huge number of multimedia options, not to mention the fact that it might actually drive forward the adoption of 3D Bravia HDTVs as well.
And since we've tackled the topic of the PS3, we'll also mention another interesting piece of news we've come across, this time unearthed by the people over at TGDaily
, who apparently found out that Sony's filed a patent for a PS3 peripheral that will enable PS2 backwards compatibility for the gaming console.
As you will certainly remember, the PS3 offered this functionality natively back when it was first launched (due to the lack of titles designed specifically for the PS3), but as the roster grew, Sony found it way too expensive to maintain this functionality, so they've axed it completely.
Naturally, the development of such an accessory would mean a lot for all the hardcore PS2 gamers out there who've still got plenty of old discs laying around the house, Sony being sure to gain a lot from such a product, especially as far as its public image is concerned. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .