Bye Bye PCs? Smaller gadgets pushing desktops aside in Japan

Posted on November 6, 2007 

Bye Bye PCs? Smaller gadgets pushing desktops aside in Japan

Masaya Igarashi wants $200 headphones for his new iPod Touch, and he’s torn between Nintendo Co.’s Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3 game consoles. When he has saved up again, he plans to splurge on a digital camera or flat-screen TV.

There’s one conspicuous omission from the college student’s shopping list: a new computer. The PC’s role in Japanese homes is diminishing…

“A new PC just isn’t high on my priority list right now,” said Igarashi, who was shopping at a Bic Camera electronics shop in central Tokyo and said his three-year-old desktop was “good for now.”

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