Sony has said it expects to post a net profit for the first time in three years in fiscal 2010 partly due to an anticipated rise in demand for televisions, with the electronics giant keen on boosting its business in the increasingly popular area of 3-D TVs and related products.
Sony's 40-inch 3-D model carries a suggested retail price of about ¥290,000, while the 46-inch model has a price tag of around ¥350,000. Sony officially launched the 3-D TVs on Thursday, but some electronics stores began selling them a few days early.
Among the expected buyers are automakers, which would use them in their car showrooms, while amusement facilities offering 3-D games could also be interested, the company said Wednesday.
Shipments for the 152-inch model and two smaller models measuring 103 inches and 85 inches will begin in the fall for both the Japanese and U.S. markets, the electronics maker said. (The Japan Times)