Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Glasses Requirement Will Hinder 3D Uptake

Not quite convinced by this 3D revolution you're seeing before you? You're not alone... Industry analyst DFC Intelligence has stated the requirement to wear glasses will hinder the uptake of 3D entertainment:
“In terms of the overall vision for 3D in gaming, DFC remains sceptical. The reliance on glasses in all but the 3DS is something we see as a possible impediment to widespread consumer adoption. We still think 3D may remain more of a gimmick than something consumers want to do on a regular basis."

“Nevertheless, it could work as a selling point for a system like the PlayStation. Consumers may not actually use any of the 3D features, but just the fact that they are there could encourage them to buy a PS3 over a competing system. In other words, 3D could be a great showroom feature. It is definitely a selling point for someone purchasing a 3D TV, but even if a consumer does not yet plan to buy a 3D TV they may want the PS3 ‘just in case’. As for actual day-to-day practical use, we don’t see it yet.”
A recent report claimed Japanese consumers weren't too fond of the 3D entertainment concept right now.

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