While higher prices due to U.S. dollar against local currencies slows sales, analysts predict signs of stabilizations and growth.
According to research firm Gartner, worldwide PC shipments in 2015 totalled 73.7 million units in 3Q15, 7.7 percent less than 3Q14.
Desktop PCs continued to decline with a high-single-digit decline, while notebook PCs and premium ultramobile (such as the MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro) sales recorded a low-single-digit decline.
Lenovo, HP and Dell hold the top three positions in PC shipments all over the world and dominate more than 50 percent of the market amongst themselves.
Windows 10, launched in 3Q15, had minimal impact. Gartner explained that this launch focused more on upgrading on existing PCs, rather than ship on new PCs. However, its rollout will ramp up in 4Q15 holiday sales.
"PC manufacturers should adjust configurations for 2016 without the impact of price hikes seen in 2015, which will lead into more stable market conditions in the upcoming year,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.
Gartner's 2015 personal technology survey reveals that 50 percent of consumers wish to purchase a new PC in the next year, compared to only 21 percent wanting a new tablet.