The Playstation 3 Wonderbook Uses AR to Bring Stories to Life

While the appeal of physical storybooks will hopefully never lose their charm, the Sony Wonderbook helps to bring modernity to traditional storytelling through augmented reality. Part book and part game, the toy makes it so that the action on the pages of a book comes to life before your eyes.

This PlayStation 3 add-on is a book-shaped peripheral and works with a TV to feature animation objects that can be interacted with and sensed through PlayStation Move and the PS3 motion sensor controllers. The Wonderbook includes games like the Book of Spells, Diggs Nightcrawler, Walking with Dinosaurs and even Harry Potter spellbook games that the rights have been granted to. Rather than attempting to replace reading as an activity, this is a fun way to bring together books and gaming.