Fujitsu Blames Sagging PC Sales on "Weak" Demand for Windows 8
While speaking with reporters in Tokyo, Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto cited "weak" demand for Windows 8 as one of the reasons why PCs aren't selling the way they should be, Businessweek reports. He also brought up the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe as a contributing factor.
Fujitsu expects to ship around 6 million computers for the year ending March 31, down from the 7 million units the company estimated back in October.
"PC makers' bet on Windows 8 has failed, as cheaper tablet computers are taking away customers," Yoshihisa Toyosaki, an analyst at Architect Grand Design, told Businessweek.
Despite the slumping sales, Fujitsu isn't planning to "join its competitors" in lowering PC prices. Instead, Fujitsu will focus on strengthening its information technology services in overseas markets to weather the storm.