Windows 8 Sales are actually Amazing - 40 million sold


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People are enjoying Windows 8 by and large.

Considering all the buzz they generated at launch, it should be no surprise. I wonder what Store numbers look like. There's another press release I'd love to see.

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How does it sound like that? That is actually the complete opposite of what it sounds like.

compare the windows 7 sales for the first month to windows 8 for first month, windows 7 still is higher and still holds the fastest selling windows os in history bragging rights... now if they can sell more then 180 million in 9 months they can take that from windows 7

but then to quote InfoWorld 9 months into the windows 7 sales "Do the math: 175 million copies of Windows 7 isn't that impressive"

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Considering all the buzz they generated at launch, it should be no surprise. I wonder what Store numbers look like. There's another press release I'd love to see.

Yeah, I definitely want to see how the MS stores are doing!

I'd love Surface numbers, maybe tomorrow they may mention something and i'd love to hear that Nokia did get more than 2.5 million orders for their 920 as well.

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To be fair, he never said Win8 didn't sell well.

He said that it's not doing as well as internal predictions.

40mil is great but if they expected to sell 70mil then it's not doing great

Whatever, I think 40 mil is not bad, specially after all the complaining I've been reading over the past year

Well there was word of "under a third" of initial estimates. (Though I don't believe that was Thurrott's own claim) And honestly, I don't think Microsoft were crazy enough to predict 120 million Windows 8 licenses in 1 month, especially given Windows 7's numbers.

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Selling licenses does not make 8 a better OS imo

(this is not directed at you)

First it was: Nobody is going to buy Windows 8...it will be a disaster

Microsoft: Windows 8 sold 4M upgrades in first weekend

Then: How many were OEM? (4M upgrades you dumbass)

Then: Windows 8 fails internal projections

Microsoft: Windows 8 sells 40M in first month

Then: but Windows 7 is still fastest selling - Windows 8 is a FAIL! or These are OEM sales and sitting on shelves

blah blah

This is beyond funny.

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(this is not directed at you)

First it was: Nobody is going to buy Windows 8...it will be a disaster

Microsoft: Windows 8 sold 4M upgrades in first weekend

Then: How many were OEM? (4M upgrades you dumbass)

Then: Windows 8 fails internal projections

Microsoft: Windows 8 sells 40M in first month

Then: but Windows 7 is still fastest selling - Windows 8 is a FAIL! or These are OEM sales and sitting on shelves

blah blah

This is beyond funny.

but as it stands right now windows 7 is still the fastest selling OS, that doesn't mean Win8 is doing bad

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One of the main reasons that Windows 7 sold so well was because of Vista being poor for anyone not on a mid-high end rig and XP being obsolete.

Obviously Windows 7 is still a fantastic operating system, so there isn't that desperation to upgrade to something better for most people. Especially when the new OS took a pretty undeserved beating from certain cretinous IT "pros" who react to change (in an ever changing industry) like someone who suffers from a nut allergy taking a bath in peanut butter.

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HEY PEOPLE, NO ONE SAID WINDOWS 7 WAS BAD.

We're just saying millions of people like Windows 8 - contrary to the vocal minority who wanted it to fail.

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Pretty decent numbers. The ultimate test will be whether the numbers stay consistent moving forward.

Also, do these numbers include all the Surface tablets? The numbers are a little less impressive if it does (PC-wise).

Nope.

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Can we lol at Thurrott now? Pretty please?

I've been loling at Thurrott for years now. Join the party.

Oh, and just to **** you guys off more, Windows 8 is garbage!! :laugh:

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but as it stands right now windows 7 is still the fastest selling OS, that doesn't mean Win8 is doing bad

right - my point being that some people will claim Windows 8 a disaster no matter what and that they have been proven wrong consistently at regular intervals.

example:

https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1120128-windows-8-sales-dissapointing/page__view__findpost__p__595352932

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I would be seriously surprised if it DIDN'T get this many sales at such a low price. Correct me if I'm wrong but 7 never sold for that low. People would have updated for the hell if it when getting a new laptop.

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I would be seriously surprised if it DIDN'T get this many sales at such a low price. Correct me if I'm wrong but 7 never sold for that low. People would have updated for the hell if it when getting a new laptop.

I will correct you because you are wrong.

Windows 7 had free upgrades if you bought a PC after June, Windows 8 actually has $15 (i.e. Windows 8 is costlier)

Windows 7 had $50 promotional price, Windows 8 has $40 (not much difference OR 20% cheaper in Apple style to make it look larger)

Windows 7 had $150 family promotion much after launch, Windows 8 has none like that.

Windows 7 had a "full" version for sale, Windows 8 doesn't have it.

etc. etc.

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Windows 7 took 3 months to sell 60 million licenses. Windows 8 took 1 month to sell 40 Million.. i'm not sure HOW YOU can spin that as bad or "vista" like.

Where are you getting your numbers from?

Windows 7 cost 3 times as much as Windows 8 (edit: at it's highest possible price point) and the adoption rate was faster and higher by a significant margin.

If you're going to spout unsourced nonsense, well, you get what you give.

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Anyone can get windows 8 for only $15, i did, Couldn't do the same for windows 7.

Anyone can pirate anything, doesn't count.

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I will correct you because you are wrong.

Windows 7 had free upgrades if you bought a PC after June, Windows 8 actually has $15 (i.e. Windows 8 is costlier)

Windows 7 had $50 promotional price, Windows 8 has $40 (not much difference OR 20% cheaper in Apple style to make it look larger)

Windows 7 had $150 family promotion much after launch, Windows 8 has none like that.

Windows 7 had a "full" version for sale, Windows 8 doesn't have it.

etc. etc.

Windows 7 had free upgrades, it doesn't seem people are rushing for a Windows 8 upgrade.

Windows 7 at $50 promotional price? Never saw that, really. I guess you'd have to really look for someone who got this price.

Windows 7 family pack was never available in Brazil, for instance... nor promotional prices. It actually used to cost over $ 120,00 (upgrade) and $240 equivalent and I really believe Brazil is not the only country with such a high prices.

Windows 7 was very pirated, because it was very expensive.

So... It may be selling 40 million, but those numbers are financially much, much lower than Windows 7 or even Vista numbers, as those $40 discount prices are actually everywhere in world right now, not only in the US.

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Windows 7 had free upgrades, it doesn't seem people are rushing for a Windows 8 upgrade.

Windows 7 at $50 promotional price? Never saw that, really. I guess you'd have to really look for someone who got this price.

Windows 7 family pack was never available in Brazil, for instance... nor promotional prices. It actually used to cost over $ 120,00 (upgrade) and $240 equivalent and I really believe Brazil is not the only country with such a high prices.

Windows 7 was very pirated, because it was very expensive.

So... It may be selling 40 million, but those numbers are financially much, much lower than Windows 7 or even Vista numbers, as those $40 discount prices are actually everywhere in world right now, not only in the US.

MS will more than makeup for any discounts because of the store providing long residual revenue.. (as well as selling more MSDN subscriptions, more people looking into Azure services, Office services so on and so forth)

I don't think you realize just how big of a deal this is..

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"Windows 8 has sold 40 million licenses so far"

Only 7 actually installed it

And only 3 of those people did not reinstall 7

Unfortunately 2 of those 3 reinstalled XP

1 Died

Not completely true, they'll always have Shane and Dot Matrix :p

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MS will more than makeup for any discounts because of the store providing long residual revenue.. (as well as selling more MSDN subscriptions, more people looking into Azure services, Office services so on and so forth)

I don't think you realize just how big of a deal this is..

I don't... Of course it is all about money, but you only gotta hope that they do know what they're doing. Only time will tell.

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Windows 7 had free upgrades, it doesn't seem people are rushing for a Windows 8 upgrade.

Windows 7 at $50 promotional price? Never saw that, really. I guess you'd have to really look for someone who got this price.

Windows 7 family pack was never available in Brazil, for instance... nor promotional prices. It actually used to cost over $ 120,00 (upgrade) and $240 equivalent and I really believe Brazil is not the only country with such a high prices.

Windows 7 was very pirated, because it was very expensive.

So... It may be selling 40 million, but those numbers are financially much, much lower than Windows 7 or even Vista numbers, as those $40 discount prices are actually everywhere in world right now, not only in the US.

My response :

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On a more serious note, do a search --> windows 7 promotion $50 site:neowin.net

I don't know what pricing worldwide was for 7 but whatever man, keep on hating.

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Windows 7 at $50 promotional price? Never saw that, really. I guess you'd have to really look for someone who got this price.

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So... It may be selling 40 million, but those numbers are financially much, much lower than Windows 7 or even Vista numbers, as those $40 discount prices are actually everywhere in world right now, not only in the US.

I got two W7 for 50? each, it was an official offer right before launch in Germany. Though you had to be quick, numbers were limited.

And financially you have to consider that MS gets all the money when they sell an upgrade online. Don't underestimate how much retailers and suppliers keep for themselves when you pay 100$ in a store.

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My response :

On a more serious note, do a search --> windows 7 promotion $50 site:neowin.net

I don't know what pricing worldwide was for 7 but whatever man, keep on hating.

What you call hate is all about reality and arguments. But all of your, say... love, is all about fanboism and promoting a distortion field.

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