On Jan. 9, Microsoft announced that Windows 8—their newest operating system—has sold 60 million licenses to date. The announcement was made by Tami Reller, chief marketing officer and financial officer, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Writing for Gamespot, Eddie Makuch says, ‘According to Microsoft, the 60 million Windows 8 license sales represents cumulative sales of upgrades and sales to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for new devices. Notably, the company said Windows 8 is seeing a "similar sales trajectory" to Windows 7.’
After its launch in October 2012, Windows 8 sold roughly 40 millions units in that first month. There are now more than 1,700 certified systems that carry either Windows 8 or Windows RT (the OS used on tablets). And with the app store, Microsoft has stated that over 100 million apps have been downloaded since October.
Razer, a peripheral creator of gadgets, announced this week that they are making their new Edge Windows 8 tablet; the base model is priced at $1,000, while the Pro version is $1,300.