It’s about two months since Windows 10 launch, but PC market share continue to decline. On Thursday IDC said that around 71 million units were shipped in July, August and September with a decline of 10.8 percent. On the same day Research firm Gartner reports, around 73.7 million units shipped during the period for a 7.7 percent decline from last year.
Gartner said Windows 10 launch had “minimal impact” on shipments because existing user upgraded their old PCs to Windows 10. However in July Gartner even said that they did not expect the PC market to recover until 2016.
Jay Chou, research manager at IDC Worldwide PC Tracked said: “The PC market continues to contract as expected, but we remain optimistic about future shipments”.
“While PC shipments will be hampered in the short run by the availability of a free upgrade to Windows 10, the improved PC experience across user segments should drive longer-term demand for new PC hardware that is expected help stabilize the market in 2016 and beyond.”
While Windows 10 has generally received favorable reviews and raised consumer interest in PCs, many users opted to upgrade existing PCs rather than purchase new hardware. In addition, the unusually short time between Windows RTM (release to manufacturing) and the official retail release hampered the ability of OEMs to launch certified new models, resulting in a limited selection of Windows 10 PCs (as well as related advertising) through much of the third quarter.