PC sales are down but can everyone please chill out

We’ve already had news of CPU (opens in new tab), graphics cards (opens in new tab) and PC monitor (opens in new tab) sales being hit. So, it’s no surprise that the latest data from analysts shows PC sales themselves are dipping. But if you look at the broader context, there’s absolutely no reason to panic. Actually, taken in the round, PC sales have held up remarkably well.

As reported by the Verge (opens in new tab), both IDC and Canalys have PC sales down by around 30% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2022. Specifically, IDC puts the figure at 29% with a total of 56.9 million shipments while Canalys puts it at 32.6% and 54 million units. The figures are for PCs in general, gaming PCs in particular aren’t separated out.

source: gamezpot.com