Vista Launch Sales Falter at Retail
Windows Vista got off to a slow consumer start compared to its predecessor. U.S. retail Vista sales were significantly lower than sales of Windows XP during their respective launch weeks.
NPD released sales figures today for software that users install themselves on their computers. Windows Vista unit sales decreased 58.9 percent in units compared to Windows XP during their respective launch weeks, while revenue decreased 32.1 percent.
Vista’s launch starkly contrasts to that of Office 2007, for which sales increased more than 100 percent compared with Office 2003 during their respective launch weeks.
Full article: Microsoft Watch