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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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Pretend Exclusive: A 3rd party multiplat, that releases for multiple consoles in the same window, in which all press showings and marketing are catered to only one console. Exclusive console bundles, being the lead platform, as well as timed exclusive/exclusive  betas and game content also strengthen the claim. The final effect is that the uninformed gamer will be convinced that the version primarily advertised is the only and/or best place to experience the game.

X1: Titanfall, COD: AW.    PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny

Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight

So not doomed...

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?

 

Thanks.



iPhone = Great gaming device. Don't agree? Who cares, because you're wrong.

Currently playing:

Final Fantasy VI (iOS), Brave Frontier (iOS) & Dragon Quest I (iOS)     

    

Got a retro room? Post it here!