Back when the Playstation 3D monitor was released, I was a big fan. I drove to my local Gamestop and picked it up. Even though I paid the full retail price $499 I was pretty happy with it. My thought at the time was that Sony was brilliant for introducing 3D at such a “low” price point to try to get us to adopt it just like they got us to adopt BluRay.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem like the 3D Monitor has quite taken off. I’ll chalk it up to the general state of the economy, not to mention some poor decisions by Sony (not including a TV tuner or a remote control with the unit, for example). Don’t get me wrong–I still love my 3D monitor. It serves as a terrific HDMI monitor for my computer, and I love the option of watching 3D Blu-Rays and 3D cable TV, even if it is on a smaller screen.
If you’ve been on the fence about this one, I very strongly recommend you check out a deal that Best Buy has going on now.
For $249.99, this unit is a steal. Let’s do the math. Here’s everything that’s bundled with the unit.
Motorstorm Apocalypse (decent game with street price of about $35)
3D Glasses ($60 retail value)
HDMI Cable (about $10)
So, factoring all these things in you end up getting the monitor for about $155! Especially if you have a home gym or fitness room. While things are a little slow on the PS3 gaming front, expect that to change in the summer when Adidas MiCoach is finally released!
I’ve been a little slow on posting reviews, but I’ll be posting a review of MLB 12: The Show soon, and of course I’ll cover gameplay on the 3D monitor. Stay tuned!