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During Its First Month in the Market, 40 Million Licenses of Windows 8 Were Sold

Published: November 28, 2012

Surpassing Windows 7's market performance, 40 Million Licenses of Windows 8 were sold in the first month after its launching. This data was provided by the new responsible for Windows 8 business area Tami Reller at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference.

The announcement of this news in Windows' blog remarks that, together with the arrival the new operating system, by the end of October there was also a "grand opening" of the Windows Store, which since then has doubled its number of available apps. Developers that sell an app in Windows Store keep 70% of its price until they cross a $25,000 revenue mark, in which case they start keeping an 80%.

The great performance of Windows 8 in the market until now is in part due to Microsoft's decision to provide Windows XP, Vista, and 7 users with an upgrade to the new operating system for $39.99, available only as a download from

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