Windows 8 passes 100 million licenses, details on Windows Blue

Windows 8 sales are tracking on par with Windows 7 as Microsoft have announced that they have sold 100 million licenses.

There was a lot of doom and gloom about Windows 8 and how it will be unable to compete with its predecessor but based on these figures it looks like the company is doing well.

Tami Reller, CMO and CFO of Microsoft, has revealed that Windows Blue “will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem.”

“It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play. The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT.”

They had earlier reported a figure of 60 million in January and they have sold 40 million licenses in just four months. The number includes licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, and upgrades to Windows 8.

Microsoft’s next Xbox is rumoured to have Windows 8 core as its basic OS, and while that probably won’t be counted as sales, it’s nice to know that the company is looking to focus on the OS a lot more.