That’s quite an achievement, however, the figures include both upgrades and sales for new devices. Previously it was reported that the amount of individual users purchasing Windows 8 licenses were overshadowed by the figures for upgrades.
Back in November Microsoft revealed that the total sales for their new OS were more than what Windows 7 achieved in the same time frame.
GameIndustry reports that the US Department of Defence has also purchased an unknown number of licenses, which makes 75% of all Defense personal using the new Windows 8 devices.
That said, many users have shown discontent over Windows 8. Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve expressed his views this week calling the OS a “giant sadness”.