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35. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 17, 2012, 18:32 Dev
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 14:38:
Though MS is going to realize that this is a failure
ASeven wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 15:31:
Thank goodness all indications seem to show that Win8 is currently a sales disaster. The biggest share of clients of a new Windows, companies and corporations, don't want to touch it like PC gamers don't. There's simply no reason whatsoever to upgrade from Win7 or even WinXP, despite what MS fanbois might say.

HorrorScope wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 14:26:
We'll see, it's not like I'm buying Win 8 to support it anywho. So I've done my part I reckon, will that be enough?
No, it will not be viewed as a failure, regardless of how many desktop users do or do not buy a retail copy, thats actually one of the smallest sales segments for windows (plus, I remember the biggest reason many people cited about upgrading to vista, it was because they were "tired" of the GUI and just wanted a new one, those people will still be buying win 8). I've gone over the many reasons before why overall sales of win 8 will still be good. You say you won't support it, but even that is likely wrong. Next time you buy a new computer, you will be paying a MS tax for win 8. Thats one way they will still get sales. Another way is that businesses buying a "windows" license will still be counted as a windows 8 sale (even if those businesses use windows xp or win 7).

In the short term, we will continue to see reports of windows sales may be lower than MS would have hoped, because at this point they are only counting retail launch sales. In the long term, once all new computers use it, and businesses continue to buy "windows" licenses, it will even out.

So, while the ADOPTION rate may be lower than usual, the overall SALES rate will be similar or better than win 7 because of the way MS counts.

This comment was edited on Nov 17, 2012, 18:41.
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