60 million Windows 8 licenses sold so far – Microsoft

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Microsoft announced today that 60 million licenses of Windows 8 have been sold to date.

In addition, there have been 100 million downloads from the Windows Store.

The announcement was made by Tami Reller at the 11th annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES.  She of course is the Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Reller also stated that there are now 1700 certified systems for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Now some caveats. Microsoft indcated that the sales figure is a combination of upgrades and sales to OEMs for new devices. It will be interesting to see whether consumers or OEM’s are driving this large number.

It’s a healthy number no matter how you spin it. Let’s wait and see more…



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