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Xbox One isn't the only next-gen console unable to play 3D Blu-rays, with the official PS4 manual listing "Blu-ray 3D" under unsupported media.

The manual states that supported disc formats are:

Blu-ray Disc

  • BD-ROM
  • BD-R/RE (BDAV, BDMV)

DVD

  • DVD-ROM
  • DVD-R/RW (video mode, VR mode)

  • DVD+R/RW

Playback of the following types of discs is not supported

  • CD
  • BD-RE ver.1.0
  • BD-R/RE XL
  • Blu-ray 3D
  • DVDs that have not been finalized

Microsoft has said it hasn't "ruled out adding the feature in the future" whilst Sony is yet to comment.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Given that Sony offers many standalone Blu-ray players which support 3D movies, and that PS4 is 3D-gaming capable it seems bizarre that PS4 doesn't support the format.

Source: PS4 Manual

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Mikefreak's Avatar

Mikefreak

Seems silly that it doesn't, but not a big deal I suppose. Will probably be in patch 3 or so
Posted 04:32 on 14 November 2013
Syme's Avatar

Syme

Is there anything that's not going to be fixed with a firmware update? I could understand them doing things like this if they wanted to keep hardware costs down, but how much are they really saving by not including it?
Posted 16:06 on 13 November 2013
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Skofag

Your right, It does seem a bit silly not to support 3D blu-rays if the system supports 3D games, but then again 3D has hardly been the phenomenon people expected to be. To me it's still a needless extra, and won't ever truly kick off until you don't need the glasses. That said, 3DS got a bad rep for making people ill, and that doesn't have glasses.... Now I'm just rambling haha
Posted 15:32 on 13 November 2013
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Whitewolf

To be honest il be getting the ps4 for games then 3d n movies :)
Posted 15:04 on 13 November 2013
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pblive

I'm fine with 3D at home. Given the right setup it looks great. 3D in some of Sony's games is pretty good, too. Wipeout HD in 3D is pretty fun.

But for Blu-rays I've always used a separate Blu-ray player as it's easier and more accessible for the rest of the family. I won't be using the Xbox One or PS4 for films.
Posted 14:52 on 13 November 2013
Grammartron's Avatar

Grammartron

3D can do one. In all cases. On all formats.
Posted 14:32 on 13 November 2013
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NickTheSwede@ MrFlump

It is. I don't care about it, same thing with cd or mp3, but i'm happy sony gives what people want. Xbox won't have 3D, wonder if they will patch it in...
Posted 13:37 on 13 November 2013
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MrFlump

Engadget said that Sony confirmed with them the 1.50 update would include 3D support. Could be that the manual is written based on the 1.0 stock firmware?

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/09/x...-ray-playback/
Posted 13:19 on 13 November 2013
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aidey6

If there's a big enough demand then I'm sure a firmware update can rectify this, Sony managed to incorporate DTS-MA with a fw update on the PS3
Posted 13:13 on 13 November 2013
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FantasyMeister

I'd be glad to see the back of 3D, too gimmicky, and it allows all those R&D funds to be poured into more interesting things like biological storage devices and holographic projection. Or in Nintendo's case 30 new different types of Pokemon and a slightly bigger screen.
Posted 12:44 on 13 November 2013
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