More Than 200 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold, Microsoft Confirms

Remember Tami Reller? The senior Microsoft executive? Of course, you do. She has been out the spotlight these past couple of months, but nevertheless, leads up marketing work at Redmond.

Another things that has been out of spotlight recently are some Microsoft certified statistics.

For a company that used to throw around (lofty) numbers left and right, the software titan has been rather subdued in talking about sales and statistics. The last time we heard Microsoft reveal Windows sales statistics was in May 2013.

Then again, these are early days for two of its operating platforms, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Speaking of the former, we now know that the company has sold well over 200 million Windows 8 licenses up until now — a sky high a number as any, by all counts.

Coincidently enough, this information comes straight from Tami Reller, during the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference.

In the same call, Mary Jo Foley learned that Microsoft is now working on making Windows work better on smaller screen sized devices. A sign of things to come? Surface Mini, perhaps?

Anyway, for those of you into numbers, the current rate of sales, from launch up until today comes in at slightly over 420,000 licenses per day. Crunch that!

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  • WillyThePooh

    Not a bad result considering win7 is a very solid OS and PC market is shrinking due to the rise of mobile computing.

    • shinsenai

      Indeed. Windows 7 sold 300 million licences in the same 15-month period. Considering that Windows 7 came after Windows Vista and in a period when PC were selling like hot cakes, the Windows 8/8.1 results so far are really nothing to complain about

  • Ray C

    Not bad, but why do people act like Microsoft has not always reported this numbers. They’ve been doing it this way forever. Plus, considering Windows 8 came out before Windows XP retired and with people still in the middle of Windows 7 transition, it’s not fairing that bad. Would be nice if Windows 8.x was closer to 20% but at least it’s growing