PC and hardware peripherals grew 126% in holiday season 2005

As far as revenues, apparel/clothing was the top product category in holiday shopping season 2005. However, it was computer hardware and peripherals that has experienced the highest growth. The revenue for games hardware and software fell 9% compared to holiday shopping season 2004.

Top product categories for holiday shopping 2005

Product category 2005 holiday
revenue, mln.
YTY growth
Apparel/Clothing $5,349 42%
Computer hardware,
$4,821 126%
Consumer electronics $4,793 109%
Books $2,953 66%
Toys/Video games
(hardware & software)
$2,296 -9%
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings