Microsoft has said that Windows 8 sales are on par with Windows 7 three months after the former operating system's launch.
"More than 60 million licenses sold is on par with the record setting pace we saw with Windows 7," said Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller, in a Windows blog interview.
She added that users' demand for touch is increasing. "Together, we've made progress, and the trajectory of touch devices continues to grow. From tablets, to touch laptops, to all-in-one PCs, customer interest in new touch form factors is increasing."
Reller also revealed that the Windows Store surpassed 100 million downloads during the first two months of launch. The number of apps available for the platform has more than quadrupled since the launch of Windows 8, with the executive stating that the Windows Store allows developers to utilize their own commerce engines and retain 100 percent of in-app sales profits.
Microsoft, which has blamed PC vendors for having below par Windows 8 sales, previously said the 60 million licenses sold figure could be attributed to both upgrades and sales to manufacturers instead of sales of only PCs.
Research firm Gartner said that during the Q4 of 2012, Windows 8 failed to have a "significant impact" on PC shipments. A month after its launch, Windows PC sales decreased by 21 percent, while it's also behind Windows Vista in regards to usage share.
During January 2013, Windows 8's market share stood at 2.2 percent, an increase from 1.72 percent in December 2012. Windows 7, meanwhile, accounted for 44.4 percent of the worldwide operating system market. During 2012's Q4, Microsoft's Windows division generated revenue of $5.88 billion, an increase of 24 percent year on year.