Research firm DisplaySearch predicts stereoscopic 3D will become a popular feature on TVs and portable electronics, but not so much on PCs.
Even though stereoscopic 3D screens are expected to become popular in general sometimes in 2018, such screens are not projected to grow to be widely accepted on the market of personal computers, according to a forecast by DisplaySearch market research company. Apparently, consumer electronics will be the main consumer of stereo 3D displays.
DisplaySearch forecasts that the total stereoscopic 3D display market will grow from 0.7 million units and $902 million in revenues in 2008 to 196 million units and $22 billion in revenues in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38% for revenues and 75% for units. But while the number 196 million seems rather formidable, it does not mean that all screens around will be stereo 3D capable.