Windows 8 passes 200 million licenses sold milestone


Microsoft hasn’t really been that conscientious about giving out statistics regarding sales of Windows 8. We heard when the company passed the 40 million barrier and six months after the operating system launched when 100 million copies of the OS were in circulation.

Now, following more than a year on sale, Windows 8 has passed the 200 million copies sold milestone. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs technology conference Microsoft’s Tami Reller said that “We’ve surpassed 200 million licenses now on Windows 8, which is pretty stunning.”

Despite the fairly positive numbers, the uptake for Windows 8 has been slower than that of Windows 7. It took the company a little over a year to shift 240 million copies of their last OS so it seems that Microsoft still has some work to do. But they are working on it. Reller said “We’re being very thoughtful about what’s going well, what’s not going well and how do we change that.”

Source: The Verge


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