Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 27, 2016
arrowPress Releases
July 27, 2016
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Windows 8 sales outpace Windows 7's, despite criticism
Windows 8 sales outpace Windows 7's, despite criticism
November 27, 2012 | By Frank Cifaldi




Despite something of a rough start critically, Microsoft says that sales of Windows 8 licenses are selling faster than Windows 7's did.

According to a company blog post, 40 million Windows 8 licenses have sold in just over a month of availability.

As Reuters notes, this doesn't mean that 40 million people are actually using Windows 8: that 40 million figure includes license sales to PC manufacturers. Research firm StatCounter says the actual user count is more like 15 million - about 1 percent of the 1.5 billion PC users in the world.

Windows 8 has come under fire from game developers for adding a required certification for third-party applications to access certain functions, including its touchscreen interface.


Related Jobs

Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — Marina del Rey, California, United States
[07.27.16]

Senior Full-Stack Engineer
ADX LABS
ADX LABS — Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
[07.27.16]

Game Developer
Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.27.16]

Senior Programmer
Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions — San Francisco, California, United States
[07.27.16]

Lead Programmer









Loading Comments

loader image