PC Sales Up in Q1 2012, Market Shows Worldwide Growth

Computer sales in 2012′s first quarter are showing growth, according to figures by market research firm IDC.

Worldwide shipments for PCs are up, expanding the market by 2.3% rather than the predicted 0.9%. 87 million PCs were created in the first three months of 2012, up from 85 million in the same period for 2011. Most impressive is that this growth is in spite of issues like the Thailand flooding that strangled the hard drive supply chain.

While this may seem like a victory for PC gamers over consoles, important to note is that these figures most likely predominantly reflect sales for business computers. Still, with titles like Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and Dota 2 on the horizon, it’s not a bad time to be a PC gamer.


via PC Gamer

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