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Developer(s)SCE London Studio
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
  • NA: 13 November 2012
  • AU: 15 November 2012
  • EU: 16 November 2012
  • JP: 7 November 2013

Wonderbook is an augmented reality peripheral for the PlayStation 3 console. The user holds a physical book-like object and stories come to life as the software displays content on the television's screen.


Wonderbook was announced during the Sony press conference at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo.[1][deprecated source] It is an augmented reality book which is designed to be used in conjunction with the PlayStation Move and PlayStation Eye.[1][2] The Wonderbook features computer vision techniques developed jointly with the Computer Vision group at Oxford Brookes University. Marketed under the tagline "One book, a thousand stories",[3] it was released together with the launch title Book of Spells in time for the 2012 holiday season.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Wizard training for Muggles: Sony creates new Book of Spells game to keep Harry Potter fans happy". Daily Mail. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  2. ^ Robinson, Andy (5 June 2012). "E3 2012: Sony announces intriguing Wonderbook for PS3 - Harry Potter author on board". Computer and Video Games. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Wonderbook; Book of Spells". PlayStation.com. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ Conditt, Jessica (4 June 2012). "Sony's 'Wonderbook' makes reading more like TV with PlayStation Eye, includes J. K. Rowling's magic". Joystiq. Retrieved 5 June 2012.

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