Report: 40 Million Gamers To Embrace 3D TVs By 2014
I'm willing to bet that very few of you have 3D-enabled TVs out there but don't worry, all that's going to change in just a few years time.
This according to a prediction by research firm Insight Media, which claims that by 2014, over 40 million gamers will own these nifty 3D TVs. The report was entitled, "2009 Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of S-3D Technology for Gaming," and not surprisingly, it first says that the market is in the infancy stages. At the same time, it says the popularity will surge quickly and to address some concerns that 3D gaming will contribute to heavier eye stress and strain, the report adds:
"We have played Stereoscopic 3D games for hundreds of hours and can report that the latest technology does not result in eye strain or fatigue. Our experience leads us to believe that S-3D gaming is more immersive and compelling than traditional gaming on a 2D screen, and it will help drive 3D adoption."
Well, if you have the means, you could - theoretically - check out 3D gaming right now. The Sony Bravia HDTVs won't support this feature until the end of next year and most HDTVs don't offer the option, but some do. Furthermore, the recently released Avatar: The Game is fully 3D. It's not a very good game, apparently, but hey, you can at least see the future if you so choose. Of course, that might require you to do some research and drop a hefty chunk of change on a new TV, so maybe you just want to wait for the revolution to officially arrive.
12/9/2009 9:14:49 PM Ben Dutka