A few Microsoft Numbers – July 2014

So during the course of the day and presentations I frequently get asked why Windows 8, why Windows Phone, why Microsoft?  So here are a few hard numbers that I found.  I am avoiding everything except real numbers in this post.


  • Windows holds 90% market share.
  • 200+ Million Licenses sold (upgrades included, enterprise sales excluded).
  • 5,400 unique Windows 8 certified devices (200% growth).
  • 40% of devices are touch enabled (up from 5% last year)
  • ~66 Billion Hours spent on Windows 8 devices in the last 90 days.
  • 80% growth in Windows Store 8 downloads YoY

Those are the only numbers I could find so far, but it should be eye opening for most.

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