Microsoft reveals life-to-date license sales for new operating system; number of licenses sold outpacing Windows 7.
Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the new operating system launched on October 26. Tami Reller, who took over as head of Windows following the departure of Steven Sinofsky, revealed the news during a presentation during the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference yesterday.
"The journey is just beginning," Reller said. "But I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far."
Microsoft did not divulge how those license sales were broken down, but did say Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of number of upgrades over the same period of time.
you should change the thread titles... the upgrades from 7 to 8 are outpacing the vista to 7 upgrades.. (which is kinda dissappointing giving the upgrade price is way cheaper... ) overall 8 is selling at the same pace as 7..
It will probably sell pretty much more at a good pace. but i do believe the great hardware that would have made it sell at a much larger pace isn't available in the market yet. So many devices were announced but only few are available to be purchased in stock.