Retail sales plunged in November, as shoppers stayed home amid rising Covid cases

Retail sales fell for a second straight month in November, likely weighed down by raging new Covid-19 infections and decreasing household income, adding to growing signs of a slowdown in the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.Retail sales dropped 1.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Data for October was revised down…

November 2020 NPD hardware sales: Switch, PlayStation 5 split sales victory

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched last month, and they helped set a new November record, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. But the fever for next-gen consoles didn’t cool off demand for the Nintendo Switch. “Consumers spent a November record $1.4 billion on new video game hardware, an increase of 58% when…

GPU sales rise across the board, from AMD and Intel to Nvidia

GPU sales continue to boom for all. Brad Chacos/IDG Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Driven by PC gaming, pandemic upgrading and potentially cryptocurrency miners, GPU units hit a healthy 13.4-percent increase in sales over the previous quarter, respected graphics analyst firm Jon Peddie…

Notebook PC sales balloon, with 26-percent growth expected in Q4

Thanks to a combination of the pandemic and the normal holiday sales demand, laptop sales are expected to go through the roof. Thinkstock Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Think the PC is dead? Not right now. In fact, notebook PC sales are expected…