Category Archives: Thailand
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 | 15:42 GMT
The flooding in Thailand will cause a decline in PC shipments, according to analysts. The disaster has caused operations to cease at more than a dozen HDD factories in the country which, as of 2011, holds a 40 to 45 percent worldwide marketshare of HDD production. While most of 2011 production occurred before the flooding, PC production is still expected to decline during the quarter and decline even further in 2012. “PC shipments will decline between 2.2% and 3.4% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, down from a prior forecast for 5.1% growth,” according to Bloomberg, citing IDC numbers. “In the first quarter, shipments may drop by 1.8 percent to 13.4 percent. IDC had projected a gain of 8.2 percent.”
So if you are planning on purchasing a new PC for gaming, or building one from scratch, now is the time to do it. Thanks, ArsTechnica.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 00:55 GMT
Niko Partners has estimated, thanks to a recent study, that the South East Asian online market is will be worth $917 million by the end of the year, and worth $1.7 billion by 2014.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 16:33 BST
Those keen on playing StarCraft II in Southeast Asia are being given different fee-based options by Blizzard in order to take their game online.
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 | 13:58 BST
According to this Reuters report, sales of GTA IV have been suspended in Thailand after a teenager murdered a taxi driver.
The 18 tear-old said he robbed and killed the man while trying to recreate a scene from the game.
“We are sending out requests today to outlets and shops to pull the games off their shelves and we will replace them with other games,” said Sakchai Chotikachinda, sales and marketing director of New Era Interactive Media.
More through the link.