Tag Archive: Sales

PS4 and other consoles see massive spike in sales across Europe

A lot of people are playing video games now that they’re stuck inside.

What you need to know Many countries have ordered people to stay in their homes the last few weeks due to COVID-19. Game networks like PSN and Xbox Live have seen an uptick in traffic as a result. PlayStation 4 and other consoles have also seen a spike in sales across Europe with over 250,000 sold.

People are spending a lot of time indoors  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S20 sales have reportedly been ‘very disappointing’

Samsung was hoping to ship 32 million Galaxy S20 series phones this year.

What you need to know Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series phones are not selling as well as the company had expected. The Galaxy S20 series has only sold 60% of the number of units the Galaxy S10 series achieved within the same amount of time last year. Official sales numbers for the Galaxy S20 series are expected to be announced by Samsung at the end  [Read More…]

Xiaomi overtakes Huawei as smartphone sales tumble worldwide

It’s the first time Xiaomi has surpassed Huawei.

What you need to know Xiaomi sold more phones than Huawei in February this year. The former beat the latter by just 500,000 units. Smartphone sales also took a massive hit in the month, falling nearly 40% year-on-year due to the coronavirus.

As the U.S. ban continues to squeeze Huawei in the smartphone market, we may finally be starting to see its adverse effects on Huawei’s sales, despite the  [Read More…]

Huawei expects significant drop in smartphone sales this year

Annual sales could drop from 240 million in 2019 to about 190 million this year.

What you need to know The U.S. ban on the Chinese giant is finally starting to hurt Huawei. Despite stellar performance in 2019, the company expects a massive 20% drop in smartphone sales this year. The underlying cause? Lower demand in foreign markets due to the lack of Google services on its newest phones.

Despite holding strong for nearly a year since  [Read More…]

Galaxy S20 sales reportedly off to ‘dismal’ start, Coronavirus to blame

Sales of the three phones could still pick up in the coming weeks.

What you need to know A report out of Korea claims initial sales of Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 series phones are significantly lower than expected. Apart from the high prices of the new phones, Coronavirus infection fears may also have contributed to the lacklustre sales. While Samsung had shifted 140,000 Galaxy S10 units on day one, it could only sell 70,800 Galaxy S20 units  [Read More…]

Grab a Chromebook for Less with These President’s Day Refurb Sales

Another holiday, another excuse to do some tech shopping. If you’re in the market for an upgrade, but your wallet is still feeling a bit light from all those winter holiday purchases, consider shopping refurbished instead. From Dell to Samsung, these Chromebooks are ready to simplify your life for an unbeatable price.

Dell Chromebook 11-3120 2.16GHz Intel Celeron 16GB SSD – Black (Refurbished)

MSRP (new): $ 249.99

Refurbished Price: $ 84.99 (66% off)

With an 11.6″  [Read More…]

Sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were up 554% year-over-year

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is almost five years old and it keeps on going.

What you need to know The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is experiencing a massive rush of new players since the TV show released. According to NPD, sales were up 554% last December when compared to the previous year. This comes on top of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt setting a record for concurrent players on Steam.

While The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  [Read More…]

Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone sales for 2019, trailing Samsung

Samsung lead the pack with nearly 300 million units sold.

What you need to know Huawei took the second-place spot in the smartphone market from Apple in 2019. It raked in sales of 238.5 million units, compared to Apple’s 196.2 million. The biggest winner, though, was Samsung, with 296.5 million shipments during the year.

Despite overwhelming pressure by the U.S., Huawei says it can handle anything else the Trump administration throws its way. And the numbers seem  [Read More…]

Samsung reports 34% dip in Q4 profit despite strong smartphone sales

Samsung’s mobile business registered an impressive 67% increase in operating profit in Q4 2019.

What you need to know Samsung reported revenues of KRW 59.9 trillion ($ 50.7 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 1% over the same period a year earlier. Operating profit, however, dipped 34% to KRW 7.1 trillion ($ 6 billion). The company is hoping that stronger demand for 5G phones and OLED screens will allow it to boost profitability  [Read More…]

Samsung’s true wireless headphone sales in 2019 couldn’t compete with Apple

Apple ranks first with a 54.4% share after shipping 58.7 million units in 2019.

What you need to know Apple dominates the true wireless headphone market with over 50% of sales. Xiaomi comes in second with 8.5% of the market. Samsung is a distant third after shipping 7.4 million units in 2019 for 6.9% of the market.

When Apple introduced the AirPods, it pretty much created an entirely new category of headphones. One where Bluetooth earbuds cut  [Read More…]