When the chips are down… people play games


Should we be surprised by this Gartner report outlining the second year on year decline in PC chip sales (they’re predicting a 16.3% decline). Intel and AMD must be doing it hard, like, ahem, just about everyone in the IT industry.

Well, not quite. At least games are doing well, with sales of game hardware and software in the US up by 10% over last year’s figures (that’s a nice little $3B effort in November thank you very much).

Perhaps the chip companies need to turn to other revenue streams. Like, say, a new clothing line.

And my apologies for the worst blog post title in a long, long time.

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By Craig Bailey