Microsoft have now sold more than 200 million copies of their new Windows 8 software, the company managed to sell 100 million copiers after the first six months.
Sales of Windows 8 have been slower than Windows 7, it took Microsoft just one year to sells 240 million copies of Windows 7, whilst it took the company over a years to sell 200 million copies of Windows 8.
“We’ve surpassed 200 million licenses now on Windows 8, which is pretty stunning,” says Microsoft’s Tami Reller, speaking at a Goldman Sachs technology conference today.
Sales of Windows 8 after slower than that of Windows 7, this is apparently due to the slowdown in the PC market, and Microsoft’s tablets, which also come with Windows 8 have not been successful as the company had hoped.
It will be interesting to see how Windows 8 does over the next 12 months, Microsoft is working on Windows 9 at the moment, and this is rumored to launch in April of 2015.
Source The Verge