NewEgg Executive Says Windows 8 Sales “Slow going”, Expects Sales To Get Better In 2013

In an interview to Readwrite, Merle McIntosh, the senior vice president of product management of Newegg North America said that Windows 8 sales in general is slow going and he expects better sales in 2013.

“So yes, we were prepared for some pretty big upside on the software side of the equation, and the hardware side of the equation, and it is has been steadily improving. But it did not explode, as I think you know, coming out of the gate.”

“On the software side it has been slow going, and I think it will be that way until the pricing normalizes sometime next year,” McIntosh said, declining to provide actual sales numbers. “But on the hardware side, we’re starting to see some slow but steady increases in notebooks, and as the tablets become available, we’re starting to see some good sides of the tablet part of the equation as well.”

He personally thinks that Windows 8 is great both the software and touch part of it. He hopes Windows 8 sales will get much better after the end of first quarter of 2013.

What do you think?

Source: Read Write 

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