History Of Computer Sales  

The history of computer sales started when the first personal computer MITS Altair 8080 was brought out in the year 1975 and thus began an undying journey of computers into every one's homes and offices. The first computer cost around $375 and sold a few thousand units the same year that it was released.

Today's market sales record shows that there are more than 130 million computers that are sold every year and not many know the means in which the computer became so popular that it has become man's best friend and companion.

In the year 1980, there was an issue from popular computing which revealed that there were more than 100 varieties of manufacturers who sold brands that were not compatible. The total number of computers sold in the year 1980 were in the region of $40 million, but grew to nearly 500,000 by 1981.

The year 1985 was supposedly a good year for computer sales as it shot to 3.7 million units but the best year was yet to come and in 2000 more than 132 million computers were sold. The approximate computer sales that have happened are: 

In 1982, it was reported that there were computer sales between 150,000 to 300,000 units.

In the year 1983, the sales crossed more than 2 million units of computers.

In the years 1984, 1985 and 1986, sales of computers were between 2 million to 3 million units.

1987 saw a dip in computer sales dropping down to 1 million to 2 million.

1988 and 1989 was drab for sales of computers, going further down to 1 million to 1.5 million units. 

Even the 1990s saw the decline in sales for computers and it went down to 700,000 to 800,000 until 1991.

1992 was bad for sales and the number of computer units sold was 650,000. However, the worst year could be 1993 where computer sales hit rock bottom at 150,000 to 200,000.

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