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Friday January 11, 2013

Holiday PC Sales Slide For First Time In 5 Years

The numbers are in and it looks PC sales fell for the first time in five years. Quick, everyone blame Windows 8!

PC makers sold 89.8 million units worldwide in the fourth quarter of last year, down 6.4 percent from the same quarter of 2011. That was slightly worse than expected by most, and the worst performance for more than five years, when the global economy shuddered to a halt and ushered in the worst recession since World War II. For all of 2012, 352 million PCs were sold, down 3.2 percent from 2011. That was the first annual decline since 2001, according to IDC, in the wake of the tech stock crash and the September 11 attacks.