PCs make most money in hardware sales that total $144 billion across the industry

Statistics, statistics! There are many ways to read into figures and numbers, and a lot of the conclusions really boil down to just which angle you want to approach the particular topic from. Hardware sales figures are always interesting to talk about, and NPD’s set of hardware numbers focused on revenue shares, where PCs (this is a rather broad category actually – it seems that laptops and desktops come under the umbrella of PCs where NPD is concerned) are the largest money spinners in the industry, raking in around $28 billion – that is 19% of the purported $144 billion in hardware sales for 2011.

TVs, PCs and gaming hardware actually declined in terms of revenue share, being cannibalized by smartphone and tablet sales in the same time perioed, while slates and e-readers actually managed to improve their performance by a 5% increase. Apple remains lofty in the charts, and it does not seem as though their position as the top sales by manufacturer will be challenged anytime soon, boating a 36% increase over the previous year. No idea on what 2012 will bring though, but the iPad 3 release should continue to help Apple surge further ahead of the pack. [Press Release]

Read more about desktop, notebook and pc.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments

You May Also Like

Tranquil PC Announces MonoOne All-In-One Desktop

VIZIO Prices New Line Of Laptops, Desktops

HP ENVY 14 Spectre - The Ultimate Glass Ultrabook

iBUYPOWER launches new Professional Series workstations

Samsung Smart One AF315: a slim and stylish all-in-one PC

Xi3 Corporation announces the world's first desktop computer running Chrome OS

Lenovo introduces ThinkCentre Edge 91z all-in-one PC

HP Pavilion Desktop Computers, Updated

Most Shared

Blizzard Wants To Help Combat Harassment On Twitch

Russian Embassy Tweets Image From Command & Conquer To Warn Of Terrorism

Fans Want Help Raising $20 Million To ‘Fix Dorne’ In Game Of Thrones

Hyperloop One’s First Public Speed Test Is A Success

Apple Hit With $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Over iMessage & FaceTime

Alleged iPhone 7 Dummy Unit Photo Surfaces

Snapchat Sued Over ‘Speed Filter’ That Led To Car Crash

There Are Maybe 10-15 Episodes Left In Game Of Thrones

F-16 Used To Save The Life Of A Dying Patient

Apple Could Skip iPhone 7s, Jump Straight To iPhone 8

Researchers Accidentally Create Long-Lasting Batteries

iOS 9.3 Also Crashes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

After Thousands Of Years, Someone Has Reinvented The Scissors

Apple Claims Backdoor Unnecessary After iPhone Password Was Changed

FBI Could Use Suspect's Fingerprint To Unlock iPhones

John McAfee Claims He Can Decrypt The iPhone In 3 Weeks