Microsoft said Tuesday that users are warming to Windows 8 quickly and that the company has sold 40 million licenses for its new system.
Microsoft communications manager Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a company blog post that Windows 8 is “outpacing” Windows 7 in upgrades after a month on the market. The Guardian noted that Microsoft reported that 60 million Windows 7 licenses had been sold in the first two months the system was on the market.
Tuesday’s post also provided some updated statistics on the company’s new app store.
According to the post, the number of apps on the store has “doubled” in the past month. The post didn’t provide any numbers, but Microsoft said that when it introduced that it would have 100,000 apps within three months of the new system’s launch. It still has a long way to go to compete with app marketplaces from Apple and Google, which both have at least 700,000 apps for sale.