Vista launch boosts PC sales

by admin February 9, 2007 at 6:50 am

‘VIP’ version in highest demand…

After five weeks of sluggish PC sales, retailers received a big boost during the first week of Vista’s launch, according to a report by Current Analysis.

PC unit sales soared 173 per cent at US retail stores during the week ended 3 February, compared with PC sales in the previous week, according to the report. Current Analysis also noted that during Vista’s debut week PC unit sales rose 67 per cent compared with the same period a year ago.

Computers loaded with Microsoft’s new operating system made their debut during a midnight celebration on 29 January but initial reports found interest paled in comparison with launches of previous versions of Windows.

The report also found demand was higher for PCs with the more expensive version of Vista.

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