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 for many consumers. These trends have also given consumers access to the latest programs and applications via a range of new devices that have changed the way people use computers in 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 operations... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The changing nature of the computer and gaming market has resulted in a decline in industry revenue. Over the five years through 2016-17, revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.7%. The industry's performance has been driven by trends in real household disposable income, consumer confidence, internet access, computer usage and online shopping. Weak growth in income levels, poor consumer confidence and further declines in the average price of computer products have made it tough for operators to post a profit, while the prolonged effects of the economic downturn dramatically affected the retail sector as a whole... purchase to read more