Microsoft has sold four million upgrades for Windows 8 in the last 4 days. These are the figures released by Microsoft at an event named BUILD 2012 conference yesterday arranged for promoting both Windows 8, and the new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.
“Over the weekend we saw an incredible response around the globe to Windows 8 and to Microsoft Surface” Ballmer said at the Windows 8 Phone launch. “We’re seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7, which is gratifying.”
That is, they are exactly trying to promote the operating system between the public and critics, to increase developer interest in the platform. Currently, there are approximately 120,000 apps available on the Windows store, while Apple’s iOS and Google’s Play store both boast over 700,000 apps.
CEO Steve Ballmer also said that “Windows 8 is the best opportunity for software development today, Hundreds of millions of people are aching to use your apps, just dying to use your application.” He continued on to stress that there are 670 million PCs running Windows 7, which all can be upgraded to Windows 8.
In addition to the four million upgrades since Friday sold to consumers, CEO Steve Ballmer also commented that it had sold “tens of millions of units to corporate users.”
No doubt about all above figures as even I have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 last week. What about you? Have you upgraded your PC to Windows 8? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments below.