Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licences In The Past 30 Days, The Most Successful Version Of Windows

Late last month Microsoft launched windows 8 and it brought a facelift to the whole windows operating system and also ushered in a lot of new hardware including touch based desktops. A few days after that Microsoft revealed that they have sold over 4 million licences in 3 days thus beating Apple's OSX Mountain Lion's record of 3 million in 3 days. Fast forward to over a month after the launch and Microsoft revealed that they have sold 40 million windows 8 licences in 30 days which mean the momentum is constant. They revealed this information first to industry and financial analysts,investors and the media at credit suisse 2012. They also confirmed that Windows 8 is outpacing windows 7 in terms of upgrades. To put things up to perspective, Microsoft managed to sell 100 million windows 7 licences in 6 months. Additionally they also revealed that several apps in the windows 8 store has passed the $25,000 revenue mark and thus this new will attract developers to develop apps for the windows 8 platform. 
“The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far.” Tami Reller, Windows Chief Marketing and Financial Officer
"The Most Successful Version Of Windows"
Source: Microsoft News
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