Windows 8 was launched among much hype but it seems as if it has failed to live up to the hype created at the time of its launch. The news is that PC sales are down after Windows 8 have started rolling out. Not a good news for Microsoft.
Microsoft entered the tablet industry, mainly dominated by iPad, with the launch of Microsoft Surface tablet that runs on Windows 8. The new operating system looks great if used with touch-based devices but it failed to impress the folks who used it on their notebooks and computers.
According to a report released by a market research company, NPD Group, the Notebooks sales have dropped by 24 percent compared to the same period last year since the launch of Windows 8. The Desktop PCs have reported better performance than Notebooks but their sales is also down at 9 percent from the previous period. Overall the sales of devices running on Microsoft Windows 8 have fallen 21 percent compared to last year.
It is too early to predict that Windows 8 has failed, but still it has not been able to create a positive impact like it was created with Windows 7. However the sales of Windows 8 can go up as their is a whole festive season ahead of us.
One further thing that is a reason behind the drop on sales percentage is that the prices of many of the devices including Desktops running on Windows 8 have increased up to 10 percent. This rise in prices have also helped Windows 8 hit a roadblock.
The sales figure doesn’t include the Microsoft Surface tablet as of now, because Microsoft has yet started supplying it.
Source : T3.com