Over 7800 apps in the Windows Store today

My friend Wes Miller from WindowsAppUpdate is reporting that the number of apps available in the Windows Store has risen to 7873.

An excerpt:

As of today, there are 7,873 Windows Store apps available worldwide. Of these, 88% (6,964) are free – mirroring the percentages first seen much earlier this month. The number of apps added per day has been rather significant, and includes 459 apps worldwide that have been added since I polled yesterday.

Almost all applications are available in both x86 and x64 architectures. Only two apps appear to solely target Windows RT (ARM), 31 target only Windows 8 x64 and don’t have Windows 8 x86 or Windows RT  support.

Not bad at all.

Windows 8 will be released with about 8000 apps.

I will be interested to see how many apps are available in January of 2013. That will be the really pertinent and interesting stat.

Source: WindowsAppUpdate