Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made news at the keynote speech at BUILD 2012 today.

He said that since the launch of Windows 8 last Friday, Micosoft have already sold 4 million Windows 8 licenses.

Interesting number. It will be interesting to see what the breakdown of those stats in going forward.

I finally have gotten settled in the press room and can start updating you on all the fun and madness out here.

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  • Dan Dar3

    I know I got 2 as soon as it came out (29.99 euro, online download), installed them in about 2 hours each (on a 3 years Dell Vostro laptop and 4 years Shuttle XPC), no problems so far, happy camper.

  • Superade

    Same here 2 licences straight off. £24.99