Windows 8 sells 40 million copies to date, faster adoption than Windows 7

Windows 8 sells 40 million copies to date, faster adoption than Windows 7
40 million licenses of Microsoft’s premier operating system translates to it being adopted at a more rapid clip than its predecessor according to Tami Reller, Microsoft’s new head of business and marketing for Windows.  The company did not provide any specifics as to how many or what percentage of those licenses were upgrades.  The numbers look pretty impressive either way considering it has only been a month since Microsoft released Windows 8 for mass consumption.

For developers the news looked promising as well. Since the launch of the Windows Store, Microsoft reported that several apps have already passed the $25,000 revenue threshold and that the number of apps in the store has doubled. Ms. Reller pointed out that developers keep 80% of the revenue made from their apps for the lifetime of the app. That is sure to pique the interest in would-be developers for the platform.

Microsoft also made it a point to mention that the company was doing as much as it could to entice Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 8 by providing an upgrade assistant which verifies if your current hardware is compatible.  A pretty pretty attractive price point is offered as well, upgrading to Windows 8 Pro can cost as little as $39.99.

source: Microsoft

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17 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Shut up and release the surface pro now!!!

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're so silly, Wendy. Haha.

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

upgraded my old laptop (originally windows xp pre-installed) from window 7 and I think windows 8 runs better on my old laptop than it ran windows 7.

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1599; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I love Win 8 and Server 2012 :)

11. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

win8 is too good atleast games gives more fps in win 8 than win7

16. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I think if it could count the total number of people using Windows 8, the number would double xD hint:piratebay

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am satisfied with 7, now that the 64-bit driver issue has been long resolved...

6. hitman1

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

windows 8 is is great I am using it , believe me the it is better than all version all the best Microsoft

7. hitman1

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

windows 8 is is great I am using it , believe me the it is better than all version all the best Microsoft

9. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol... and i bet the feedbacks are notthat good... been browing win8 with a mouse... its really not good interface!! so buying win8, you should buy a new laptop with touch screen... so anyone what is the best touch screen laptop... im looking at vaio 11 duo and dell xps 12!

17. jabrecer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

hehe for people like U there's something like this: stardock.com' start8 Don't be limited. At some point you'll be accessing a Win8 computer and you'll be frustrated. LEARN how to master win 8 the same you master Win 7 and problems are gone!

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I doubt this report until it comes from a neutral source. However, there's a huge difference in price between those two releases.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I updated to windows 8 on my pc but there are some programs from windows 7 that run very laggy and unresponsive since I think it's not yet compatible that's what made me go back w7

13. Techno

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Windows 8 is the best windows version so far, many many bugs have been fixed, it is a lot faster than Windows 7. Even windows xp has tons of bugs

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

XP is notorious for bugs and security holes. Still more secure than mac OS X though, from what I've read.

15. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Thank God Ms sold 40mil.I was beginning to think the retards complaining about windows 8 was going to slow down sales. Ms did a good job with win8.only very dump retards will complain about it. Its lively,its fast and its clean. It gives you a new way to interact with the desktop OS. I don't know what more you retards want?

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

as little as $15 actually, if you bought your Windows 7 PC in June 2012 or later. They've sold one to me so far, and soon it will be 2.

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