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Tablets sales come to haunt eReaders and gaming consoles

It is not only the PC sales that is hit by the tablets

It is now official that the tablets are eating into the PC market. But a latest research report from Nielsen shows that even other electronics media devices like eReaders and gaming consoles are hit as well.

The report reveals some interesting facts – about 35% of users owning both a tablet and a desktop are using the desktop less and less often. The same goes for 32% of the tablet owners who also own laptops. Not only that, 27% of the eReader owners who also own a tablet says the same, with almost a similar percentage saying they use their media players less now. 20% of gaming console users and 25% of the portable gaming console users say the same.

The graph also differentiates between users who have reduced using their gadget since owning a tablet and those who have stopped altogether. Although the count of the later is quite small right now (mostly in lower single digits), it is a concern nonetheless.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-05- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)