Infographic: the Future of 3D in Your Home and Media

Infographic: the Future of 3D in Your Home and Media

By David Murphy

The question isn't new, but we'll ask it anyway: Is 3D a fad or a fixture? For the one-fourth of you who can't view the third dimension in television, movies, and games without getting a headache, you're probably hoping that manufacturers' (and directors') big interest in 3D technology goes the way of the Virtual Boy.

Unfortunately (for you), the most recent statistics from NPD indicate that 6.6 million 3D LCD televisions shipped in the third quarter of this year–a 27 percent increase from shipments in the second quarter, and just the beginning of a 30 percent increase in shipments that NPD analysts are expecting to see in fourth-quarter 3D TV sales.

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