Within a couple of days of the General Availability of Windows 10 we learned from Microsoft that the new operating system had already been installed on over 14 million devices.
Since then there has only been speculation based on stats from various website tracking companies about how many machines were running Windows 10. Those numbers ranged anywhere between 50 and 67 million devices.
It now seems those numbers were not that far off target according to a series of tweets from Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Marketing in the Windows & Devices Group.
In a 10 part tweet storm he laid out several different stats that show the overall progress of the OS as it approaches the end of its first month of General Availability.
Here is a rundown from his Twitter account of the 10 stats he shared:
- Over 75 million devices are now running Windows 10
- Windows 10 is running on devices in 192 countries
- Over 90,000 different PC/tablet models have upgraded to Windows 10
- Some upgrades have been done on devices that were built as far back as 2007
- Over 122 years of streaming gameplay from Xbox One to Windows 10 devices
- 10 million achievements unlocked in Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
- Cortana has told over a half million jokes when asked by users to tell me a joke
- Per device app downloads from the Windows Store are 6 times higher than they were on Windows 8
- More than 2,000 groups are competing in Microsoft's Upgrade Your World global partnership
The final stat was a thank you to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and the Rock (Dwayne Johnson) for helping to Upgrade Your World.
Seems like a thanks to the millions of Windows Insiders and others who have upgraded might have been appropriate here as well? Granted he did have the phrase and all who so I guess that is intended to be thanks for the masses that are not celebrities.
Anyway, I have reached out to Microsoft to ask for additional info relating to these stats and will update this article with their response once I hear from them.
Update: Just received this official quote from a Microsoft spokesperson about today's stats:
“We are really pleased with the global reception to Windows 10 and excited to see 75 million devices running Windows 10. Currently there are more than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models that have upgraded to Windows 10. Even some devices manufactured in 2007 have upgraded to Windows 10. Additionally, Windows Store for Windows 10 has seen 6X more app downloads per device than Windows 8. Beyond that, we have nothing else to share.”
What do you think of these numbers? Surprised they have reached this number or did you expect it to be higher for a free upgrade?
Thanks for the tip @MohammadMsft