Displaybank has estimated that 6.2m 3D TVs will ship in 2010, a relatively small 3% share of all TV shipments. This is predicted to steadily rise to 31%, or 83m, in 2014. New technology will always have its cynics, but with PS3 and Xbox360 committing to 3D gaming, sales of 3DTVs can only be set to rise.
At this year’s CES Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg said that Xbox 360 was fully compatible with 3D in terms of technology. But he also questioned the level of interest around 3D gaming, stating “I think right now we’re unsure what level of interest there is from consumers to really want a 3D experience in the living room. Many, many years from now when it becomes a reality, we absolutely can support it, we do support it today. If developers want to make more 3D games, they can.”
At LG’s recent Mini CES event at the Haymarket Hotel they had the passive technology LD950 set up with an Xbox360 playing Avatar the game. Naturally I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this and spent more than my fair share of time playing this. Having experienced 3D on the LD950 before it always struck me that it is the wider shots that really show the excellence of 3D as a technology, and with Avatar this was also the case. Avatar is a third person perspective game so you really do get to see the advantages of 3D as you run around Pandora. The scenery in 3D looks stunning and really adds to the immersive quality of the game, and with the LD950’s use of passive technology the cost of glasses is low so you can really enjoy this game with a lot of friends.
More information on LG’s Mini CES event and the 3D tech on display there is available here
More information on 3D gaming is available at Techradar