Windows 8 Outpaces Windows 7: 40 Million Copies Sold So Far

“The journey is just beginning,” Microsoft explains

With so many rumors swirling around, Microsoft was more or less forced to come out and reveal some official Windows 8 sales figures, just to prove everyone that its new operating system isn’t at all a disappointing product.

Windows business head Tami Reller revealed during the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference that Microsoft had already managed to sell 40 million copies of Windows 8 and figures are expected to grow even bigger in the next few months.

“The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far,” Tami Reller said.

What’s more, the company has revealed a pretty interesting thing: Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades, Microsoft said without providing official stats on the number of upgrades.

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