Japan’s PC Market Seeing Lower Shipments, Prospects Not Good for 2014

26 Dec

Japan’s PC and Notebook markets are starting to show further signs of weakening despite increased sales value, a recent report from Racers Republic indicates. The decline in sales volumes, according to the publication, is mainly due to the general rise in tablet sales and the increased saturation in Japan’s PC market, a trend which is encouraging more and more consumers to “wait longer to replace their product.”

In the coming periods, new PC models are expected to show up in Japan as Windows 8.1, Intel’s Haswell chip, high resolution displays, and touchscreen/convertible PC designs become more popular. However, Racers Republic suggests that the 2014 demand for PCs in the Japanese market isn’t expected to get any better.