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60 Million Copies Of Windows Vista Shipped

Microsoft announced to financial analysts last week that it has already shipped over 60 million copies of Windows Vista, in addition to 42 million corporate licenses of the operating system. More than 20 million were sold in the first month, making about 40 million in the last four months. By comparison, computer makers only sold 67 million copies of Windows XP in the first year and total sales were just 46 million after nine months. Analysts believe Microsoft has already sold close to 60 million of the shipped copies.

The Xbox 360 has a lesser quarter, shipping just 700,000 units in the last quarter, down from 1.8 million the same quarter the previous year. It’s worth mentioning, though, that the previous year was the launch year. Also, Microsoft flooded the channel in the holiday season, meaning there were more consoles than necessary, so more than 700,000 may have been sold, even if less were shipped.

Microsoft did break down the revenue of some products, showing that Xbox brought in $4.1 billion in revenue last year, an amazing number comparable to Windows Server and shoulders above SQL Server, advertising, Exchange, and other businesses.

July 30th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Corporate, Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments

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