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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 278d ago | news

PC Sales Suffering - Report

New research from Gartner claims worldwide PC shipments dropped to 76 million in second quarter of 2013. (Industry, PC)

Need4Game  +   278d ago
What about PC components Sales?
I guess more people decides to build their PC.
NYC_Gamer  +   278d ago
99% of PC gamers build their own rigs while casual users depend on retail shops to buy Dells and other brands
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SpideySpeakz  +   278d ago
99%? Where you get those stats? You do know that good reasonably priced gaming rigs are sold at Cyberpowerpc, iBuypower and Alienware(sometimes), right?
These companies get thousands of consumers every month - I bought 2 of my gaming rigs from Cyberpower. I don't build my own PC because ordering all the components is a hassle, but that in no way makes me a "casual"..
B-radical  +   278d ago
Agreed id rather build my own pc then by a to expensive alienware pre built pc
kneon  +   278d ago
The number of people that build their PC's is a tiny portion of the overall PC market.

The typical consumer does little more than light email, web browsing and playing casual games. So for such people a tablet is adequate.
Lior  +   278d ago
u can buy and build ur own pc for around 40% cheaper
BitbyDeath  +   278d ago
I have a laptop right now but next I will probably get an ultrabook/chromebook/tablet so I can detach the screen from the keyboard allowing for even greater portability
SlapHappyJesus  +   278d ago
PC gamers build their rigs, and the average household may be going the way of tablets and smartphones, considering the performance of newer machines and a similar price.
This really doesn't surprise me.
I am sure that the purchase of PC parts are at a high at the moment, truthfully.
solar  +   278d ago
ah the good old built PC sales declining argument that gaming PC's are dying. seen this rodeo before
CheexInk  +   277d ago
It's not like this has anything to do with the gaming market. It's about a market of people that don't do anything hardware intensive with their computer swapping to mobile platforms.

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