The Cutting Edge: COMPUTING / TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION : PC-Related Sales Climb 38% in ‘95

From Bloomberg Business News

Retail sales of computers, peripherals, software and other computer-related products rose 38% to more than $23 billion in 1995, according to an annual survey by Computer Retail Week magazine.

PC sales were driven by strong shipments after the release of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 95 operating system in August and by falling computer prices, the magazine said. Windows 95 runs slowly on many older computers, and its debut prompted many computer users to upgrade.

The survey, which appears in the magazine’s Jan. 1 issue, also ranks the world’s 100 top computer retailers. Superstore operators CompUSA Inc., Best Buy Co. and Tandy Corp. (owner of the Computer City chain) were the top three.