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PC Sales in Decline But Will They Pick up in 2016?
Looking at the sales results for PC in the fourth quarter of 2015 may not show the best of results. While the hardware may be showing a decline though, things may not be as bad as it seems.
As reported by PCGamesN there was a record 10.6 percent drop in PC sales in the last quarter of 2015. This was based on numbers released by IDC, while this may not be a positive outlook when looking at results from the Gartner report the PC did see some gains from the Windows 10 promotions that were available over the Christmas period.
The decline in the sales of PC is blamed on the usual suspects, tablet and mobile phone sales. It appears that Apple also had a good year, showing some growth. On a more positive note though one thing that the IDC does predict is the fact that the PC may see a rebound in 2016:
“We continue to believe that a majority of these users will purchase another PC, motivated by new products and attractive pricing,” says a statement on the IDC website. “Commercial adoption of Windows 10 is expected to accelerate, and consumer buying should also stabilize by the second half of the year.”
When it comes to the PC there are many factors at work when it comes to sales. The fact that it can be upgraded without buying a whole PC is one factor, as is the fact that people don’t move to buy a new PC every year. There is no doubt that the PC will die out anytime soon, no matter what research predicts its doom.
What do you think of the outlook for PC sales, will they continue to drop into 2016? Let us know your thoughts below.