Following a successful showing at this years Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, market researchers are predicting that over 15 million 3D television will be sold by 2013.

Market researcher DisplaySearch forecasts that 3-D ready TVs will grow from 0.2 million units in 2009 to 1.2 million in 2010 and hit 15.6 million units in 2013.

The critical Blu-ray 3-D specification is written, but now comes the hard work of securing interoperability. Consumers will want reassurance that such things as 3-D glasses will interoperate between brands, said Paul Gray, director of TV electronics research, at DisplaySearch, in a statement.

We have seen 3-D crazes before, and sustained attention to detail is important to prevent disillusionment from starting, he added.