“DSG, which runs the PC World and Currys chains, warned today that disappointing sales of Microsoft’s Vista operating system have cost it £20m in lost profit,” Julia Finch and Graeme Wearden report for The Guardian.
“The retailer said that sales of computers running Vista, and boxed copies of the software, had both failed to meet its expectations,” Finch and Wearden report.
“DSG had expected consumers to trade up their hardware to use the new operating system and the group’s PC World chain ordered in tens of thousands more laptops in anticipation. But the rush never arrived and PC World was forced to slash prices to get rid of the overstocks – cutting margins by 200 basis points,” Finch and Wearden report.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Vista: Microsoft’s Windows Albatross. Ultimate edition.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “twelveightyone” for the heads up.]