Microsoft: 40 million Windows 8 licenses sold to date

27 Nov, 2012

Software giant's chief marketing officer reveals how well the company's latest operating system is faring in the market.

Software giant Microsoft has reportedly sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the launch of its new operating system last month.

Microsoft’s chief marketing and financial officer for Windows, Tami Reller, hailed the success of Windows 8 during a presentation at the Credit Suisse Annual Tech Conference earlier today.

According to a report on Reuters, about Windows 8’s lack of Start Menu and its mixed tablet/desktop interface.

Although it is worth noting that the licenses sold to PC manufacturers will also be included in that 40 million.

Reller’s comments follow on from a disclosure by Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, earlier this month where he claimed 4 million Windows 8 upgrades had been sold during its first few days on sale.