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Windows 8 Outsells Windows 7 – 40 Million Licenses Sold During Launch Month

Sales during the launch month of Windows 8 is a smack on the hands of every critic out there. Tami Reller, marketing head of Windows reported that Microsoft managed to sell 40 million licenses for their new Windows OS between October 26 and November 26.

These numbers are significantly higher than the initial sales of Windows 7, which sold around 60 million units during the first 10 weeks back in 2009.

Reller revealed the high sales during an investor conference earlier:

Windows 8 upgrade momentum is outpacing that of Windows 7.

Reller mentioned that a large part of the sale figures relate to PC manufacturers who in turn will sell new Windows 8 devices to companies. It does not necessarily mean that there are around 40 million independent Windows 8 users right now.

You can upgrade your existing devices to Windows 8 for just $40, while purchasing a new software package will cost you $70.