The company doesn’t update its initial sales stats
Windows 8 was officially released on October 26, but even though Microsoft expected the new operating system to become a successful product in just a matter of weeks, unofficial reports claim this is not the case.Microsoft said that it had managed to sell a total of 60 million copies in just two months after launch, but the company refuses to provide some updated sales stats.
100 days have passed since Windows 8 came to be, but Tami Reller, chief marketing officer and chief financial officer at Microsoft, provides the same outdated figures, while also trying to emphasize that Windows 8’s sales performance is in line with Windows 7’s.
“More than 60 million licenses sold is on par with the record setting pace we saw with Windows 7. We feel good about our start with Windows 8 – and of course there is still much more to do,” she said.