Forums - Microsoft Discussion - 1.5 billion in advertising for windows 8 fails to do the trick

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2012/12/11/15-billion-microsoft-spend-fails-do-trick-windows-8-and-surface

 

 

Cliff notes

- msft spent 1.5 billion on its advertising budget for windows 8

- Year over year sales are down more than 20% for windows devices

- Balmer jakks off in his office, needs to get to work and fix this



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but they still made profit right?

What are they thinking anyway? Windows 7 came out only 3 years ago.

I could understand Windows 7 coming out only 2 years after Vista because Vista was bad but there's no reason for me to change to Windows 8 so soon since I'm satisfied with Windows 7 right now.

MARCUSDJACKSON said:
but they still made profit right?


Yeah, like I've said previously, Microsoft has built up an enormous moat from its past successes, but you can't just do that anymore.  Companies need growth and innovation.  You're either growing or stagnating over time, and it looks like this company is doing the latter.



cool story

lets wait and see shall we.



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It's Cliffsnotes, not cliff notes btw.
Windows 8 is great for tablets and crap for anyone who likes multitasking. Every other windows still holds true.

Boutros said:
What are they thinking anyway? Windows 7 came out only 3 years ago.

I could understand Windows 7 coming out only 2 years after Vista because Vista was bad but there's no reason for me to change to Windows 8 so soon since I'm satisfied with Windows 7 right now.


I agree windows 7 is perfect for my needs. Too early and now they want to make yearly updates... like Apple's OS.



"Year over year sales are down more than 20% for windows devices"

Lolwut?

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I can't say I'm shocked. It looks great on tablets but why would you pick this cluster f+++ over W7 on a laptop/desktop?

Are there phones seeing growth?

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man-bear-pig said:
"Year over year sales are down more than 20% for windows devices"

Lolwut?


The article cites NPD for that.. Probably due to windows 7 falling off over time and slow adoption of windows 8