Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK computer and gaming market has changed considerably over the past decade. Constant advances in technology and declines in prices have made computers more affordable. Such technology has also given consumers access to the latest programs and applications via a range of new devices that have changed the way they use and integrate computers into their everyday lives.
Computer and gaming product retailers sell a broad range of products, including desktops, laptops, tablet computers and computer software. Retailers may also sell gaming consoles, video games and accessories. Businesses in the industry sell products through physical stores and may also have associated online stores... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The changing nature of the computer and gaming market has caused industry revenue to decline. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 1.8%. The industry's performance has been driven by trends in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment, internet access, computer usage and online shopping. Weak growth in income levels, poor consumer sentiment and further declines in the average price of computer products have made it tough for operators to post a profit and the economic downturn dramatically affected the retail sector as a whole. Falls in consumer confidence and income levels meant that people put PC upgrades on hold and gamers sought second-hand goods instead of paying the premium for new merchandise... purchase to read more