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Microsoft sells 4 million Windows 8 upgrades

Chris Martin | Nov. 1, 2012
A total of 4 million Windows users have upgraded to Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8 during its opening launch weekend.

Microsoft has sold a total of 4 million upgrades to Windows 8 over the first few days.

Since its launch on 26 October, Microsoft sold 4 million upgrades to its latest operating system over its first weekend on sale, according to The Verge. Microsoft said this was a 'spectacular start' to the Windows 8 launch. 

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, gave the statistic at a keynote address yesterday. He mentioned the firm's Surface tablet which has gone on sale in its Windows RT form but gave no figures on units sold so far. 

The 4 million figure may sound a lot but Microsoft has over 1 billion existing Windows users worldwide to there's some way to go yet. Users can upgrade for as little as £14 in the UK.

It's been a big month for Microsoft as it has launched not only Windows 8 and its Surface tablet, but also Windows Phone 8.



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