Microsoft 2010 By the Numbers

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Microsoft made a slew of announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). More on that here. The company also revealed a bunch of numbers for 2010 that you might find interesting. 

So, let's get right to them:


- 8 million: Number of Kinects sold in first 60 days

- 50 million: Xbox 360s sold to date

- 30 million: Number of Xbox LIVE members 

Windows Phone 7

- 100: Average number of new apps in the marketplace each day

- 5,500: Apps available in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

- 20,000: Developers registered to develop apps for Windows Phone 7

- 1.5 million: Windows Phone 7s sold by phone manufacturers in the first six weeks after launch

- 60: Number of mobile operators that carry Windows Phone 7

- 30: Number of countries where Windows Phone 7 is available

Search Buttons on Windows Phone Devices Take Users to Bing

Windows 7

- 7: number of Windows 7 licenses sold per second

- 20 million: Number of downloads of Internet Explorer 9 beta

- 500 million+: Number of Windows Live users worldwide

- 20: Percentage of PCs connected to the Internet running Windows 7

There are no new Bing numbers to report, unfortunately, though Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer did acknowledge the search engine's healthy growth in 2010. It is powering Yahoo Search and Facebook's web search.

Chris Crum
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