In 2012 it's looking like only 4,000 will be shipped, but that's expected to grow exponentially over the next five years.
Research firm IHS iSuppli has come up with its estimates for what we can expect from 4K in the future and if they're right, we're going to have a while before we see any real penetration. The analysts are expecting the total market share to stay under one percent until 2017.
Of course concerns like cost and availability come into the equation, but even more is practicality. There's only so much call for a 3,840 by 2,160 resolution and on smaller TVs there doesn't seem to be much of a place for it. This makes the 60 inch and over market perfect for 4K, but that that's a market that only accounts for 1.5 percent of TVs.
Source: Home Media Magazine