The sale of 200 million Windows 8 licenses sounds like a big number, but it is a fraction of the overall Windows 7 sales that have been reported in the past. In a 12 month period of availability, 240 million copies of Windows 7 were sold; in contrast with Windows 8, which took 15 months to reach the 200M mark. Granted, they’re different operating systems, with pros and cons, and one being older than the other, but it can’t be helped that Windows 8 isn’t as favored as its predecessor.
Meanwhile, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 addition to the OS family aims to fix many of the still-lingering issues that users have, but Microsoft has not commented on it. Look for it later in April, however.