Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 26 February 2008 07:13

Software sales decline in U.S.

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Nearly 30 percent decline in January


The U.S. retail software industry did not have favorable news in January, as it reported that its sales fell 29.5 percent compared with the same period in 2007. 

Analysts are concerned that this is an overall sign of a weakening U.S. economy, as consumers are reducing their discretionary spending.  The only part of the software industry that had growth was the sale of business software, which posted a 6.9 percent increase. This segment includes Apple’s Macintosh computers and Microsoft’s Office software computer programs.

Despite the strong interest in video games and new games releases, industry analysts claim that the sale of computer games is down 61 percent from the same period last year and that sales of operating systems declined 54 percent.

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 February 2008 10:19

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments