Ongoing PC Sales Downturn Is The Longest Yet

Posted by HardOCP News 1:41 PM (CDT)

Thursday October 13, 2016

Today's doom and gloom "decline of the PC" story comes to you via analysts from Gartner by way of Gamasutra. The funny thing about this story is that, just 90 days ago, the worldwide PC shipments beat estimates with 62.4 million units shipped. Compare that number to the current 68.9 million units in this article and I would say that was a 6.5% increase.

The third quarter of this year PC shipments 5.7 percent dropped year-over-year to roughly 68.9 million units worldwide. The reason that's a big deal, according to the firm, is that PC shipments have been down year-over-year for eight quarters in a row now, which means developers are making and releasing games amid what Gartner describes as "the longest duration of decline in the history of the PC industry."