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Tuesday, 9th March 2010
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3D televisions 'to be sold in Japan in June'

Japanese consumers will be able to get their hands on Sony's highly-anticipated 3D televisions in June.

The firm announced that two models - measuring 40 inches and 46 inches - will be sold with a pair of 3D glasses.

It is estimated that the 46-inch model will sell for 350,000 yen (£2,607).

A further total of six sets, which will be offered with a range of glasses and transmitter options, will be made available from the following month.

Sony is also expected to release a firmware update to its Playstation 3 console later this summer which will enable those with one of the new televisions to play 3D games.

According to PC World, Sony anticipates that it will sell some 2.5 million 3D-compatible television sets by the end of the year.

Interest in 3D technology has picked up in recent months, thanks to high-profile cinematic releases of films such as James Cameron's Avatar, which was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

However, the gong went to The Hurt Locker, directed by Cameron's ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow.

Written by Mark Smith

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