Jacky’s says more interest in 3D TVs than demand
Predicts LED and 3D TVs will account for about 20% of total television sales in stores this year
Jacky's Electronics GM Jimmy Patel says that strong interest surrounding 3D TVs in the country doesn't equate to high customer demand for the products in stores.
"The World Cup fever has given a boost to the TV category including 3D which is the latest technology after LCD & LED. This coupled with the HD/3D broadcast on certain TV channels has generated considerable interest but not necessarily a huge demand for 3D TVs," Patel told itp.net.
Presently Samsung 3D TVs are leading in sales across Jacky's Electronics stores.
LG, Panasonic and Sony have all introduced 3D TV models to their portfolio, with Philips taking a different approach by instead selling a separate kit that can make their latest range of LCD TVs 3D-enabled.
"Since the regional launch of LED TV in 2009, we have experienced a strong response in this segment, constituting 10% to the total TV sales," Patel added, with larger screen sizes such as those in the 40"+ segment seeing greater demand.
Last month, Jacky's Electronics revealed it sold "several" Samsung 3D LED TVs following their local launch.
"By the end of this year, we anticipate that LED and 3D TVs will constitute approximately 18-20% of our TV sales," Patel added.