Monday, November 5th, 2007

Japanese PC purchases on the slide


Yahoo! (what, they’re still around?) just published a story on how now Japanese consumers in general are avoiding buying personal computers at all. There was a news article a couple years back about how the move to using mobile phones for online activity in Japan meant that an increasing number of young adults entering the workplace had never even touched a computer, so the Yahoo! story isn’t very surprising.

With Internet connected game consoles, mobile phones with advanced surfing and email capability, and TVs that can download movies (legally) directly from the net, the trend shows no sign of slowing, unless the PC makers can come up with something new to woo the masses. Knowing Japan, that just may happen, though, and when it does it’ll likely be something pretty crazy…

One Response to “ Japanese PC purchases on the slide ”

Cam says:

I told Warren I’d guest post a few things from Japan while I’m here this year… hopefully something cribbed from the Reddit front page counts! 🙂

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