Windows 8 “Did Little” to Boost Holiday Sales

Microsoft’s new operating system failed to excite during the holiday season

Even though Microsoft has decided not to talk on Windows 8’s sales performance, it’s a well-known fact that the new operating system is yet to take off, with unofficial figures pointing to a rather disappointing performance.

A report released by NPD Group confirms that Windows 8 failed to increase its sales during the holiday season and, what’s more, it didn’t manage to lend a hand to the collapsing PC industry.

According to data collected from retailers such as Best Buy and Walmart, sales of Windows notebooks under $500 (€380) dropped 16 percent as compared to the previous year, while touchscreen notebooks represented 4.5 percent of the overall Windows 8 sales.

“Despite the hype, and hope, around the launch of Windows 8, the new operating system did little to boost holiday sales or improve the year-long Windows notebook sales decline,” NPD Group said.

As always, Microsoft is yet to comment on these figures, but with so many negative comments on Windows 8, it’s only a matter of time until a company official steps in front of the media to reveal some new sales statistics.

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