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Microsoft announces new life-to-date sales milestone for latest operating system, says it is seeing a "similar sales trajectory" to Windows 7.

Windows 8 has crossed a new milestone. Windows chief marketing officer and chief financial officer Tami Reller has announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to date. She broke the news during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and Microsoft provided greater detail in ablog post to its website.

 

According to Microsoft, the 60 million Windows 8 license sales represents cumulative sales of upgrades and sales to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for new devices. Notably, the company said Windows 8 is seeing a "similar sales trajectory" to Windows 7.

Windows 8 launched in October 2012 and sold 40 million licenses during its first month. According to Microsoft, there are now more than 1,700 certified systems for Windows 8 and Windows RT. In addition, the company said users have downloaded more than 100 million apps.

Peripheral maker Razer just this week confirmed release plans for its new Edge Windows 8 tablet. A base model starts at $1,000, with a Pro version beginning at $1,300.

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You post this using Windows 8? :)

Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(

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Even the "failures" sell amazing.

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The corporations generousity is only as good as their marketshare isn't.

PS3 had better deals. Now X1 priced dropped in UK, has constant sales and free game giveaways. PS4....raised prices in Canada. ;)

 

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In before "But it sold less than Vista" comments...

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disolitude said:
In before "But it sold less than Vista" comments...


vita undertracked by 56m at least  confirmed :p



Lusche said:
disolitude said:
In before "But it sold less than Vista" comments...


vita undertracked by 56m at least  confirmed :p


lol...I said Vista as in Windows Vista, but I appreciate the humor regardless.



This includes tablets and smartphones?

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Euphoria14 said:
This includes tablets and smartphones?


Windows 8. Period.

So no smartphones. That is Windows phone 8.



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DirtyP2002 said:
Euphoria14 said:
This includes tablets and smartphones?


Windows 8. Period.

So no smartphones. That is Windows phone 8.

So just PCs and non-Windows 8 RT tablets like the Pro (Which runs full Windows 8) that is set to release?

 

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