40 Million Gamers Will Have 3DTVs By 2014
Display and 3D specialist market research company Insight Media has published its latest report on the state of the 3D gaming market, predicting that there will be over 40 million 3D-capable displays in gamers homes' worldwide by 2014.
The report, literally titled '2009 Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of S-3D Technology for Gaming' says that the market is currently "in its infancy," but "is poised to grow dramatically by 2014 going from a handful of 3D-capable displays and a few thousand gamers, to an expected worldwide market of over 40 million 3D-capable displays."
Better news for anyone hoping to don the stereoscopic specs for long Modern Warfare 2 session, is that prolonged use of 3D screens is harmless. "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," states the reports lead analyst Dale H. Maunu. "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."
We're all for it, but it'll be some time before the technology becomes affordable and widespread. Probably wouldn't hurt to start saving up now though…