X

Absent from CES, Microsft is jumping up and down about Windows 8 sales instead.

Microsoft has sold 60 million licenses Windows 8 has sold to date, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and CFO Tami Reller announced at CES J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013, yesterday.

The touch-based OS, designed for tablets, PC and phones which was panned by many tech writers, was launched in late October, along with a Microsft Suface tablet running Windows RT.

The 60m sales figure includes cumulative sales of Windows 8 upgrades and sales to PC makers like Toshiba, HP and Samsung for new devices, it said on its blog.

20130110015821fd212 480x300 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8

And there was plenty new Windows 8 tablets, Ultrabooks, laptops and PC’s being shown off at CES in Vegas this week, notably Panasonic 20″ tablet,  Lenovo’s 27″ horizontal table PC (transforms into a 27″ desktop), Toshiba’s Qosimo X875 with 1 TB storage), Samsung Series 7 Chronos and 7 Ultra Touch, Transformer Book TX300CA from ASUS.  

Microsoft says it is on a “is a similar sales trajectory that we saw with Windows 7” – its most successful software release, which over 100 million licenses in the first six months.

but 60 million sales seems not all that shocking if you consider there are now more than 1,700 computer systems Windows 8 and RT software, with up to 800 more to follow, if Microsoft numbers are correct.

Microsoft also says its apps are on the up the Windows Store has quadrupled adn the number of downloads has passed the 100 million mark – two months after opening.

thumbnail G415 SmartHouse 728x60 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
CUST Retention FY22 Sport WinterCodes Q3 NRL 728x90 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
LB 728x90px Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
211112 4Square Banner Narrow TWE3B 2 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
Top Gun Channel News Banner 1 728x90 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
Flick of a switch 728x90 1 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
Leaderboard 728x90 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
1 Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
gtv r3 728x90 px Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8
728x90 Tour Microsoft Sells 60M Wndows 8


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE