40 Million Sold

Tami Reller, corporate vice president (and chief financial officer and chief marketing officer) for Windows and Windows Live, announced today that Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses after its first month of retail availability.

Is that number good, bad, or merely mediocre? Probably good, but perhaps not great. Microsoft sold 60 million copies of Windows 7 in the first ten weeks of that operating system’s availability, with the Wall Street Journal estimating that 40 million copies were sold in the first month.

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One Response to 40 Million Sold

  1. MForry says:

    I bet 39,999,999 were OEM licenses. I do not know a single person who rushed out to get Windows 8 for a computer they already had.

    How hard would it have been to keep the start button and desktop from Windows 7?

    Metro, it makes no sense for non touch screens and even then it looks like a childs toy.

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