Microsoft confirm 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in a mere three days

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windows-8-screen.jpgMicrosoft have confirmed that 4 million customers paid for an upgrade to the new Windows 8 PC operating system in just three days after the operating system became available.

Speaking at Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference, CEO Steve Ballmer said that Windows 8 is already on track to prove more popular than even the mega-successful Windows 7.

“The level of embrace from enthusiasts, from people who want to get out there, is very, very high,” said Ballmer, stating that the company had “sold tens of millions of units to our corporate customers.”

The current popularity of Windows 8 is likely in part down to the affordable upgrade options the company have made available, and a fair sight cheaper than Windows 7 was.

Customers can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just £24.99, with the DVD version of the software costing £49. By comparison Windows 7 upgrades were first sold for £49.99 for a Home Premium version and £99.99 for an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional.

Via: ArsTechnica

By Gerald Lynch | October 31st, 2012