Back in March, 2013, we knew that the number of Windows 8 sold copies was somewhere near sixty millions, nearing almost 100 in the middle of last year. Now, Microsoft has confirmed that there are now more than 200 million Windows 8 sold licenses.
During Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, Tami Reller (who also spilled the beans of Windows 8 sold copies back in March 2013, as well) said that there are now more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold. Mary Jo Foley from Zdnet has reached out to Microsoft and they have confirmed the number. This is the first time since May last year when Microsoft decides to make public official sales numbers.
200+ million Windows 8 licenses sold so far
Windows 8 has surpassed 200 million licenses sold, and we continue to see momentum. This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. The figure does not include volume license sales to enterprise. Windows is a central part of life for more than 1.5 billion people around the world, and we are looking forward to the future.
So, as we can see and as it was expected, this big number includes new devices and upgrades, as well, but excludes volume sales to business users. The number of Windows 8 tablets is expected to increase a lot in 2014, and the very first update to Windows 8.1 is said to catalyze sales even more, as it will come much needed features.