That's in the US, anyway, where around 2 million LaserDisc players were sold from the late '70s. 3DTV sellers still have some catching-up to do globally though, where 16.8 million LaserDisc players were bought by format-hungry customers before its death.
Whatever your views on 3DTV, there's no denying Panasonic's 3D plasmas are miles ahead of competitors' products. Which probably goes some length to explaining why Panasonic's increased production by 30 per cent.
3D TV hardware still has a ways to go, but Panasonic's vision is starting to congeal: It will require glasses, and—at least for some content—it will be awesome. But wait, quick question! What will we watch?