Company executive reveals sales figures at CES 2013.
Since its launch ten weeks ago, Microsoft has sold 60 million licences and upgrades for its Windows 8 operating system, one of the firm’s top executives has revealed at CES 2013.
While the figures don’t necessarily represent a flop, the number of sales has hardly set the world alight, and more importantly, have yet to revive PC sales and catapult Windows devices to the head of the pack.
According to Tami Reller, chief financial officer of the Windows division, Windows 8 sales are increasing in line with those of Windows 7. Furthermore, the new figures show that Microsoft has sold around 20 million Windows 8 licences and upgrades since November, when the firm revealed sales of 40 million in the first month of availability.
However, Reller failed to identify how many Windows 8 sales were bulk orders from PC manufacturers and how many Surface tablets the company had sold.