Microsoft Sells 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses in 30 Days, Outperforms Windows 7

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Microsoft claims to have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses within 30 days from its release.

The latest version of the software firm’s flagship product has received mixed reviews from critics and consumers – mostly over its new Metro user interface. Despite the divided opinions, Microsoft says it distributed a staggering sales figure for Windows 8.

“The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far,” said Tami Reller at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference on Tuesday.

According to Microsoft, the 40 million mark within one month bested the previous record set by Windows 7 in terms of upgrades.

While Windows Phone devices have yet to meet sales figures expected of it, Microsoft says Black Friday sales for its Xbox 360 gaming console saw more than 750,000 units sold in the US.

The firm also revealed that its Outlook.com webmail service has gathered 25 million active users. It claims in a sponsored survey that 80 percent of respondents have ditched plans of returning to Google’s Gmail service after five days of using Outlook.com.

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Microsoft Sells 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses in 30 Days, Outperforms Windows 7

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Author: Francis Rey

A network engineer by profession, Franz voraciously reads anything that piques his curiosity. He has authored a horde of articles on social media marketing. He spends downtime on road trips and binges with his significant other.

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