DSG blames Vista for £20 million in lost profit
By Paul Hales: Thursday, 18 October 2007, 12:49 PM
UK RETAIL OUTFIT, DSG has issued a profit warning blaming Microsoft's
Vista for £20 million in lost profit.
Mark Webb, a spokesman for the group which runs PC World and Currys
shops, having largely ditched the Dixons label, said: "Vista just didn't
capture the imagination as much as previous versions of Windows."
Although sales volumes have been good, he said, "We've not seen the huge
rush that we would have hoped for."
Webb said very few people were buying boxed copies of Vista, feeling it
was hardly worth upgrading from XP. The weedy OS overhaul also hit sales
of new PCs, the company complained.