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Tammi Reller, Chief Financial and Chief Marketing Officer for Windows, has shared the Microsoft has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses to date, and the includes to OEMs, and retail upgrades. She further shared that Windows 8 sales are roughly in line with Windows 7.

Microsoft announced at the end of November that they had sold 40 million, and that makes 20 million new licenses sold in just over a month. Whether this includes the recently announced deal with the U.S. DoD is unknown.

Via ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com...ate-7000009549/

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Not to take away from this, but I wonder how many 7 licenses were sold during the period 8 has been out. As some of these licenses are OEM, I wonder how many people have replaced 8 with 7.

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Not to take away from this, but I wonder how many 7 licenses were sold during the period 8 has been out. As some of these licenses are OEM, I wonder how many people have replaced 8 with 7.

I'd love to know this too

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Must be nice to have a monopoly.

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How many returns or downgrade requests?

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It's nice that the above comments are all the haters have to resort to now :)

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40 million sales: But but...most of those can be sitting on shelves or warehouses

........OEMS purchase another 20 mill licenses to meet demand

60 million sales: but but.....(insert desperate argument here)

I love the taste of tears. SO delicious.

In fact, demand was so high, there were shortages and supply problems for hardware. Microsoft could have sold a boatload more of Licenses

Straight from the horses mouth

For example, NPD Group said in late November that the new OS had gotten off to a "slow start" among consumers.

Asked about this, Reller said that Windows 8 has been meeting Microsoft's sales expectations all along, and that the high level of demand specifically for touch devices with the new OS has "surprised a lot of people."

Unfortunately, that caused an initial shortage of such devices. "Frankly, the supply was too short," she said at the event which was held at the CES show in Las Vegas and where she answered questions from a JP Morgan analyst.

There were other distribution issues. "There was some misalignment between where products were distributed and where the demand was," she said.

Microsoft made adjustments, and is still making them, she said. Many Windows 8 tablets running x86 chips are just starting to hit the market, while some tablets running Windows RT -- the Windows 8 version fo ARM chips -- didn't get the type of distribution "that would have been ideal," she said.

WAR MICROSOFT

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Mark me down for .000000033% of them!

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Must be nice to have a monopoly.

monopoly - exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices.

Make a product that everyone wants to use, not one that is forced on you, = monoploy..? How is it Microsoft's fault the competition sucks (linux) and doesn't care to cater to the needs of corporate (apple) ?

Please explain..

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It's funny. No one ever asked these questions when Windows 7 was selling.

monopoly - exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices.

Make a product that everyone wants to use, not one that is forced on you, = monoploy..? How is it Microsoft's fault the competition sucks (linux) and doesn't care to cater to the needs of corporate (apple) ?

Please explain..

But they have a monopoly on Windows. They forced the Start Screen on users. Ergo, Monopoly. Lol.

#TrollLogic

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Its pretty easy to sell when EVERY SINGLE NEW computer/tablet/notebook has a license. Doesn't mean its popular by any means, just forced on you.

No one asked these question when 7 was out because it was so much better than the previous version, people wanted it without question.

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Its pretty easy to sell when EVERY SINGLE NEW computer/tablet/notebook has a license. Doesn't mean its popular by any means, just forced on you.

No one asked these question when 7 was out because it was so much better than the previous version, people wanted it without question.

So, it was ok then, but not now? Right.

If you ask me, people are pretty accepting of 8, too.

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If you ask me, people are pretty accepting of 8, too.

I have to disagree with you. Every windows 8 thread I've read has had a 50/50 spit.

I wouldn't call that pretty accepting

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I have to disagree with you. Every windows 8 thread I've read has had a 50/50 spit.

I wouldn't call that pretty accepting

I'm not talking about these threads. I'm talking about consumers. If they're hoping around the store like this, seems they're exploring what the OS has to offer. More so than any of the trolls online have.

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It's nice that the above comments are all the haters have to resort to now :)

So because I am wondering how 7 did during the time 8 has been out I am a hater. It's funny how the "Appologists" will find any post no praising windows 8 a hate post.

I am simply curious as to how 8 has affected 7.

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I'm not talking about these threads. I'm talking about consumers. If they're hoping around the store like this, seems they're exploring what the OS has to offer.

That seems to run contrary to this article by the New York Times...

It used to be that a new version of the Windows operating system was enough to get people excited about buying a new computer, giving sales a nice pop.

Not this time. Windows 8, the latest edition of Microsoft

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That seems to run contrary to this article by the New York Times...

http://www.nytimes.c...0&smid=re-share

You're trying to discredit 60 million licenses sold, but posting about declining PC sales overall? Two totally different sets of numbers. Huh?

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That seems to run contrary to this article by the New York Times...

http://www.nytimes.c...0&smid=re-share

the first part is hilarious. 2 old guys sat at the mall looking to see what people bought at an apple store,and what people bought at a Microsoft store,and they came to the conclusion that windows 8 isn't selling. If you don't see how ridiculous this is, then I don't know what to say.

and about the NPD report, its been asked to Microsoft,and like I posted previously.There were reasons for a dip.It was because of supply problems and shortages because of high demand.

For example, NPD Group said in late November that the new OS had gotten off to a "slow start" among consumers.

Asked about this, Reller said that Windows 8 has been meeting Microsoft's sales expectations all along, and that the high level of demand specifically for touch devices with the new OS has "surprised a lot of people."

Unfortunately, that caused an initial shortage of such devices. "Frankly, the supply was too short," she said at the event which was held at the CES show in Las Vegas and where she answered questions from a JP Morgan analyst.

There were other distribution issues. "There was some misalignment between where products were distributed and where the demand was," she said.

Microsoft made adjustments, and is still making them, she said. Many Windows 8 tablets running x86 chips are just starting to hit the market, while some tablets running Windows RT -- the Windows 8 version fo ARM chips -- didn't get the type of distribution "that would have been ideal," she said.

Dell meanwhile reported that Windows 8 demand is very high,and told people not to believe stuff you may read on the internet.

That NYT articles,smells like a sponsored report. There are many analysts managing AAPL for their companies,and they're looking out for their interests.

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MS has been known to inflate their selling records before, I remember they got caught red handed shifting money from departments to look like sales were high but they weren't.

I don't know why there's a huge bickering between people on this.

"Dell meanwhile reported that Windows 8 demand is very high,and told people not to believe stuff you may read on the internet."

Dell and microsoft and bods phiaphrophists can report what the hell they want, doesn't mean any of it's true. The only people that know if W8 is selling are the high-up staff in companies that make the computers (this does not mean they are not lying to you) and high-up staff within microsoft...

Unless you're either of them, it's probably best you don't comment on the sales of W8 because in reality - like the rest of us - you haven't got a bloody clue.

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I don't know why there's a huge bickering between people on this.

Because no one at all, asked these questions after Windows 7 went on sale. Somehow Windows 7 made it all ok, but now it's not again, because Windows 8 sucks, right?

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MS has been known to inflate their selling records before, I remember they got caught red handed shifting money from departments to look like sales were high but they weren't.

I don't know why there's a huge bickering between people on this.

"Dell meanwhile reported that Windows 8 demand is very high,and told people not to believe stuff you may read on the internet."

Dell and microsoft and bods phiaphrophists can report what the hell they want, doesn't mean any of it's true. The only people that know if W8 is selling are the high-up staff in companies that make the computers (this does not mean they are not lying to you) and high-up staff within microsoft...

Unless you're either of them, it's probably best you don't comment on the sales of W8 because in reality - like the rest of us - you haven't got a bloody clue.

This is hilarious. SO publically traded companies with shareholders to answer to are lying about their sales to the world,meanwhile some old guys sitting at the mall have all the information about how good or bad something is selling?

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and about the NPD report, its been asked to Microsoft,and like I posted previously.There were reasons for a dip.It was because of supply problems and shortages because of high demand.

Then where are the reports of windows 8 devices selling out?

Because no one at all, asked these questions after Windows 7 went on sale. Somehow Windows 7 made it all ok, but now it's not again, because Windows 8 sucks, right?

No one asked these question with windows 7, because no one had to use its sells numbers to validate their view point.

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Then where are the reports of windows 8 devices selling out?

No one asked these question with windows 7, because no one had to use its sells numbers to validate their view point.

The Surface sold out after it went on sale (http://www.neowin.net/news/499-32-gb-surface-sells-out-backordered-for-three-weeks). It was on back order for weeks.

As for Windows 7, Microsoft released sales figures left and right for it, but again, no one complained that they were false. Why are we now doing that to Windows 8? A bit hypocritical, no?

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The Surface sold out after it went on sale. It was on back order for weeks.

As for Windows 7, Microsoft released sales figures left and right for it, but again, no one complained that they were false. Why are we now doing that to Windows 8? A bit hypocritical, no?

No, because Windows 7 was just an advancement on Windows from 95+ basically. Functioned the same, same UI, just cleaner. 8 however is a whole new approach to the OS, it's cross platform, new design language, new everything.

It's like a console.. PS2 sales get compared to PS3. Xbox to XBox360 and so on. Same companies.. completely different products. I consider 8 a much bigger difference than 7 was.

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This is hilarious. SO publically traded companies with shareholders to answer to are lying about their sales to the world,meanwhile some old guys sitting at the mall have all the information about how good or bad something is selling?

When did I say the guy was right? Oh wait - I DIDN'T.

First result on google for 'microsoft lying about sales of' http://www.maxconsole.com/maxcon_forums/archive/index.php/t-145756.html

Oh look, lying about sales of 360... Of course they don't mislead their shareholders, just like facebook's initial stock price was completely accurate and not at all overinflated by 20 times what it should have been... completely agree with you man...

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