Panasonic 3-D TVs sell out

March 17, 2010 2:41:12 PM PDT
The first 3-D television set to hit the market in the U.S. has sold out.

Panasonic's 50-inch 3-D plasma television went on sale March 10 for just under $3,000. It sold out in its first week.

Panasonic is now taking back orders. Rival Samsung's larger 55-inch 3-D TV went on sale Sunday for $3,200.

TV makers are hoping the popularity of the 3D movie Avatar will continue to drive 3-D television sales despite the high price tag.