The PlayStation 3 Will Support 4K Content (Sort Of)

by Matt Bertz on Oct 03, 2011 at 09:32 AM

Don't expect to play a 4K video game any time soon, but if you have an insanely high-resolution camera you will soon be able to show off your still shots via Sony's console.

What is this "4K," you ask? It's the next big leap in display technology, leaving today's 1920 x 1080 pixel HD standard behind in favor of the ridiculous 4096 x 2160 resolution. While touting its outrageously expensive new 4K projector at CEATEC, Sony also mentioned that the PS3 will be receiving a firmware update in early 2012 that allows the console to natively output 4K still images.

Engadget mentions that the Japanese PlayStation store already has a PlayView "visual magazine" that supports 4K, but don't expect any content providers to jump into this mix any time soon given the prohibitive cost of the technology.

[Source: Engadget]