Projections that consumers would be flocking to stores to buy the new 3-D television sets have been overestimated, reports TheWrap.com.
New data from DisplaySearch revealed weaker worldwide and North American sales than expected for 3-D TV sets, primarily because of the ongoing tough economic times.
The global sales figures are off by 200,000 units going by the projected numbers, scaled back from expected sales of 3.4 million units to the current pace of about 3.2 million. North American figures show a steeper decline, from the original projection of 2 million to just under 1.6 million.
The research firm’s data indicates that that wide adoption of 3-D for home sets is not a sure thing, no matter how the new technology succeeds in movie theaters. Box-office results for 3-D have been uneven since the strong run for “Avatar” in early 2010, the story notes.