In The Land of the Rising Sun, electronics manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic are rolling out 3D televisions. Sony, in particular, shows great interest in 3D with its TVs and 3D-ready PlayStation 3. Japan, however, does not.
According to Kakaku.com survey that polled 8957 individuals, 70 per cent said they were turned off by wearing 3D glasses and 57 per cent said the price was too high.
Out of those polled, 67.4 per cent stated they had no interest in purchasing a 3D TV. However, 31.2 per cent stated they were interested in buying one.
Nearly 9000 individuals is certainly a healthy sample. And if 31.2 per cent of the entire Japanese population bought new 3D television, certainly that would translate into healthy sales.
It seems like the 3D glasses and the high price are the two major turnoffs for Japanese consumers - two thing that Nintendo appears it will be side-stepping with its 3D glasses-free Nintendo 3DS.