Samsung's Galaxy S series smartphones have crossed the threshold of 100 million sales.
According to Samsung's Tomorrow Flickr page, its flagship Galaxy S series has managed to surpass that mark in 2 years and 7 months since the launch of the first Galaxy smartphone in May 2010.
In addition, the firm says that the Galaxy S3 is selling "at [a] much faster rate," smashing through the 1 million barrier in 50 days. Sales of the flagship Galaxy S3 reached 30 million units in 5 months, and 40 million in 7 months, with average daily sales of … Read more
Research firm Gartner says that an estimated drop of 4.9 percent in worldwide PC sales over the fourth quarter has signaled a shift in the market.
In the fourth quarter, PC shipments worldwide fell by an estimated 4.9 percent, according to the research firm. A total of 90.3 million units were sold, but a shift in both consumer habits and the fragile state of the economy played a part in making sure PC manufacturers had little to celebrate as their products were shunned in favor of tablets.
Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner said:
"Tablets have … Read more
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said in an interview published today that the Wii U's sales aren't bad.
"At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn't as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom," Iwata told Reuters in an interview published today. "But sales are not bad, and I feel it's selling steadily."
There does appear to be a slightly different scenario playing out with the Wii U. When the Nintendo Wii launched in … Read more
Windows 8 PC sales aren't trending well, according to a new report. And consumers' addiction to low cost may be a factor.
A blurb on Friday from the NPD Group said Windows 8 holiday sales continue to not impress.
"The launch of Windows 8...did little to boost holiday sales or improve the yearlong Windows notebook sales decline," NPD said.
More specifically, Windows laptop "holiday unit sales" were down 11 percent year-to-year, the market researcher said.
Want more deets? The average selling price of a Windows laptop rose a hair -- $2 to $420, according … Read more
Nielsen Soundscan says that 2012 overall music purchases were up 3.1 percent and that's the news that most media outlets have focused on.
What they missed, however, is that overall sales of albums and track equivalents (albums typically have 10 songs) were down 1.8 percent. That's the figure that's much more reflective of whether the sector generated more money.
The truth is that neither number tells the complete story about the health of the industry. What Nielsen Soundscan's figures don't reflect is the money generated by Webcasters, satellite radio, and subscription services, such … Read more
Growing fears of an impending economic crisis in the new year apparently led to weaker-than-expected U.S. online holiday sales results.
Consumers spent $42.3 billion online during the November-December holiday shopping season, a 14 percent increase over 2011, according to data released today by ComScore. While online shopping set some spending records, overall growth was largely flat, the market analyst concluded.
"This year's growth rate is essentially on a par with last year's," ComScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said in a statement. "But despite many positives for the online sector, this year's season did … Read more
There weren't as many Nooks under the Christmas tree this year as Barnes & Noble had been hoping for.
The company this morning didn't mince words about holiday sales for its line of tablets and e-readers.
"Nook device sales got off to a good start over the Black Friday period, but then fell short of expectations for the balance of holiday," William Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble, said in the grim statement. "We are examining the root cause of the December shortfall in sales, and will adjust our strategies accordingly going forward."
For … Read more
Fujitsu's president cited "weak" Windows 8 demand for slumping sales, according to a Tokyo-based Bloomberg report, echoing recent comments from Acer's president.
Japan's biggest IT services company said it will miss its annual shipment target for personal computers amid sluggish demand for Windows 8, according to Bloomberg. Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto was speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday.
PC shipments for the fiscal year ending in March are expected to fall short of an October estimate of 7 million units, he said.
Acer president Jim Wong, while not citing sales estimates, expressed similar sentiment … Read more