Vista sales failing to sparkle

by admin September 12, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Left on the shelf?

Sales of boxed copies of Windows Vista continue to significantly trail those of Windows XP during its early days, according to a soon-to-be-released report.

Standalone unit sales of Vista at US retail stores were down 59.7 per cent compared with Windows XP, during each product’s first six months on store shelves, according to NPD Group. In terms of revenue, sales are also down but the drop has been less steep, at 41.5 per cent. The findings largely mirror the sales pattern NPD saw for Vista during its first week on the market in January.

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