Samsung and LG are dominating the worldwide 3DTV market. Samsung's SG (Shutter-Glasses) technology has gained more than half the market share in the U.S. and Europe, while LG's FPR (Film-Pattern Retarder) technology dominates in China.
Samsung claims that it has made half of all 3DTVs sold in the U.S. and European markets during the first quarter of this year. The company added that its quantity-based market shares in the North American and European markets recorded 48.8% and 49.9%, respectively, citing market researchers NPD and GfK.
According to NPD's report, Samsung ranked 1st in the North American 3DTV market during the first quarter, followed by Sony (25.8%), Panasonic (13.9%), and LG Electronics (6.6%).
According to GfK's report, Samsung`s January-February sales ranked top in the European 3DTV market with a 49.9% share posted, followed by Sony (23.4%), Panasonic (10.2%), and LG Electronics (7.7%).
Samsung's rival LG Display captured more than 50% share of the FPR 3DTV market in China. According to china-based research firm AVC, FPR 3DTVs held a 55% share of the market in China, surpassing the sales of SG 3DTVs for the first time after 5 months since its launch. In addition, the 3DTVs sold in the Chinese LCD TV market has increased up to 6.7% during the same period.