Microsoft announced this week that Windows Vista sales have hit 88 million and says sales are up 47% since July:
In addition to the 88 million copies of Vista sold, Microsoft said 42 million PCs now have Vista licenses via volume licensing contracts signed by corporate users. Microsoft used the same 42 million number back in July when it discussed Vista uptake at its annual meeting for financial analysts.
The Vista numbers were tabulated during Microsoft's first fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30. The financial results of that quarter were reported Oct. 25.
The numbers of copies sold represents nearly a 47% increase over the 60 million copies sold that was reported by Microsoft in July.