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One Billion PCs Shipped So Far, Gartner Dataquest Proclaims

Industry analyst firm Gartner Dataquest announced today that the PC industry recently shipped the 1 billionth PC.

Game Developer, Staff

July 1, 2002

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The milestone was reached in April 2002, about 25 years after the Altair was launched in 1974. That 1 billion number includes desktop and laptop shipments of all chip and PC manufacturers worldwide. The firm calculates that hitting the 2 billion mark will occur in a much shorter timespan, possibly as soon as 2008. The largest growth markets that will help reach the 2 billion milestone are cited as China, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

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