I got a chance to check it out Saturday morning. I was especially impressed with the video games, especially with MLB. It was a sight to behold. The graphics alone were crystal clear and very colorful. It was a very short clip but in one scene the camera panned over the crowd (best looking crowd in any sports game to date) and the separation between fans near and far was fantastic. It looked better than real. There also appeared to be more individualized crowd movements than I've ever seen in a sports game (If you know what I mean). I could go on and on about MLB but I'll just end by saying that I was transfixed by how good it looked in 3D. If someone else gets a chance to see it please verify what I've seen. Another game was I think Motorsport where you were racing through a jungle. Very realistic, very 3D and very got to have it. The other top notch 3D presentation was a game that I've not seen before. It looked like a hyped up Asteroid type shooter with bright, sharp, very, very colorful, highly detailed graphics and the 3D was "out of this world." I imagine someone playing that game and making mistakes by taking their eyes off the targets to gaze at the colorful, intense 3D graphics. There was a lot of action going on in the game at one point and man it sure looked pretty. I'd play that game just based on looks alone. There was also a futuristic type racing game that was ok but not as good as the Motorsport game as far as the 3D and a war game who's name I forgot. I'd have to look at that one again to form an opinion.
Other clips involved nature and soccer games which Sony appeared to be hyping (World Cup in 3D). The 3D on the soccer clips were ok but did not stand out as well as video games. Some scenes didn't even look like they were in 3D until you took the glasses off and put them back on. I was looking forward to seeing some clips of recent 3D animated movies and they had a small picture poster of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs in the vicinity but it was not on the clip I saw. I asked a Sony guy did they have other clips and he said Sony changes them every week. So next week there should be other clips from the rotation. The glasses were just fine and I had no problems or reservations with them. I thought they were comfortable and light enough. My wife thought they were sorta big and assumed they were made to fit over the glasses of those that wear them. I noticed that when I turned my head away from the screen and then turned back to watching the clips that the glasses very quickly synced back up with the picture. I also saw one instance of ghosting which happened on one clip and one clip only. I sat through the clips for two complete loops but only saw the ghosting 1X. By the way, another Sony guy said that the PS3 had been firmware updated.
I saw folks casually come up, put on the glasses watch for a short while and then move on to something else in the store. I guess everyone isn't as enthused as I am. I did get into a conversation with two guys who liked what they saw. I told one of them that I was going with Panasonic and said plasmas had the IR problem. I didn't call him out on that since we had a good time oohing and aahing 3D. I have another friend who thinks plasmas need to go to the gas station every 5 years for a recharge also and I told him that wasn't true.
3D will be huge for games, sports and movies. I have no doubt about it. And it's another reason to look forward to spring as Panasonic has set that time period for releasing their 2010 models.