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 personal computers (PCs) more affordable. Global PC sales more than doubled from 130.0 million units in 2000 to about 300.0 million by 2010. Such technology gave consumers access to the latest programs and applications via a range of new devices that changed the way consumers used and integrated computers into their everyday work and lifestyle. It is now tablets that are the fastest-growing product segment.
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... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Computer and Gaming Product Retailers industry can be split into two distinct product divisions: computer products and gaming products. These segments are susceptible to different demand drivers, but they are both affected by major economic factors, such as the recession and subsequent stagnation of the UK economy.
The changing nature of the computer and gaming market has caused industry revenue to decline at an estimated compound annual rate of 2.0% over the five years through 2013-14. Sales performance was driven by trends in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment, internet access, computer usage and online shopping... purchase to read more