Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Microsoft show off their successes

Microsoft recently showed off their latest stats and figures through a metro interactive infographic. They are not doing as bad as first thought despite Windows 8 lacking popularity and Windows Phone only being the 3rd most popular smartphone OS.

Most people forget, including myself, that Microsoft is not just responsible for Windows, they are also the company who make Skype, Office, Outlook, XBOX and SkyDrive. All popular services/products which have millions of users.

Here are some of the key figures from the website:

  • Microsoft have sold over 100 million Windows 8 licences
  • 76 million XBOX consoles have been sold
  • Outlook.com has over 400 million users
  • 250 million apps have been downloaded from the Windows Store (this is surprising because it means that every person has only downloaded 2 and a half apps on average)

Check out Microsoft by the Numbers yourself: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/bythenumbers/index.html