Surprise, surprise, the release of Windows 7 has sparked PC sales. Well, that shouldn't be any real surprise given all the hype and hoopla surrounding the OS that would 'save the PC recession', but now there are numbers showing Windows 7's initial effect.
The NPD Group has sales data that shows PC unit sales up 40 percent year over year for the week ending October 24, reported BusinessInsider.
Of course, some of that surge could be from consumers holding off from buying a new PC in the earlier parts of October, as in the two weeks leading up to the Windows 7 release, sales were down 29 percent.
While there was an onslaught of new PCs released concurrently with Windows 7, numbers show that inventories in stores during early November are low, suggesting early retailer success.
Of course, only time will tell if this was just a temporary bump or if it is truly a revitalization of the PC industry.