Microsoft: 100 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold, 250 Million Windows Store Downloads

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Microsoft today announced that over 100 million Windows 8 licenses had been sold since its launch. In January, Microsoft announced that over 60 million Windows 8 licenses were sold and in three months the number has reached 100 million.

We’ve also seen the number of certified devices for Windows 8 and Window RT grow to 2,400 devices, and we’re seeing more and more touch devices in the mix.

Windows 8 is a big, ambitious change. While we realize that change takes time, we feel good about the progress since launch, including what we’ve been able to accomplish with the ecosystem and customer reaction to the new PCs and tablets that are available now or will soon come to market.

And Windows Store is showing steady growth both in terms of developer interest and app downloads by consumers,

Apps momentum has been steady as the number of apps in the Windows Store has increased 6x since launch. Comparatively, that’s already passed what iOS had in store, in its first year of app development. We’ve also surpassed 250 million Store apps downloaded in the first six months, and almost 90% of our app catalog has been downloaded every month.

Read more about it from link below.

Source: Windows Team Blog

  • Rikkirik Contrera

    Zero Comments untill now, I guess Microsoft’s opponents are silent. It’s the first time that I am the first go make a comment.

  • bobWite

    Maybe the lack of comments resulting from the fact that 137 million iOS devices has been sold during the same period is keeping us Microsoft fans from celebrating.

    • timotim

      Where did you get that 137M iOS devices were SOLD in 6 months?

      • SategB

        Apple report sales for the last 2 quarters:
        85.219 iPhones
        42.330 iPads
        10.400 iPod Touch

        137.949 iOS devices SOLD*

        *(Apples reports sales numbers not shipped numbers)

  • timotim

    Sounds great to me. 100M in half a year is great!