180 Million Copies Of Vista Sold In 18 Months, Says Microsoft

In its results for the financial year 2008, Microsoft has stated that it has sold as many as 180 million copies of Windows Vista, since its launch in January 2007.

In its annual financial statement, Microsoft has announced that the company has generated revenues worth $60 billion, with a 25% increase in its yearly net income.

Weakening dollar also helped Microsoft to generate revenues worth $542 million, mainly in form of foreign currency exchange rates.

Microsoft has promptly indicated Vista’s contribution in increasing the annual revenues of the company, and claimed that for the fiscal year ended in June, Vista OEM revenue has registered a mammoth growth of $1.7 billion or 13%.

In a report, the software giant stated that, Vista touched the 20 million mark in its first month, 40 million in its first 100 days, and 60 million in first 6 months, but these figures include Express Update Sales for Vista, according to which the users were offered free update option from Windows XP operating system.

These figures consolidate the performance of the software and present a clearer picture of the operating system in consumers’ mind.

(Ed : It would be interesting to see whether these include downgrade options that are currently being offered to Corporate clients)