Computer sales are down, and those pesky football watching Europeans are to blame, said analyst firm IDC.
The analyst form originally had projected PC sales to grow by 12 per cent. But in the end the market only showed a 7 per cent increase beacuse of the sports event and excess inventory from the first quarter.
The report singles out a second victim of the World Cup, after Secure Computing last week claimed that it missed its earnings projections because it missed a $2.6m sales because staff in Europe was out watching the games.
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