2015 was a busy year for Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, from the launch of Windows 10, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book to new experiences and games for Xbox One.
In less than six months, Windows 10 is now active on over 200 million devices around the world.
With this level of adoption, Windows 10 has the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows – ever. One of the ways Microsoft measures progress is looking at how people are using Windows. Recently Microsoft reached another milestone, noting people have spent over 11 billion hours on Windows 10 in December alone, spending more time on Windows than ever before. Customer preference is on the rise as well and since Black Friday, US retail PC share for Windows 10 grew 16 points to 62% compared to the prior four weeks, with Windows 10 mix of PCs rising to 87% from 58% prior to the holiday.
Windows 10 devices are also off to a running start in 2016, with Surface Book soon to be available in new markets: Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as extending availability to additional retailers in Australia.
In closing out 2015, Xbox had a strong 2015 holiday with Xbox One setting engagement and sales records.On December 28th, more fans logged on to Xbox Live on Xbox One than any other day in Xbox history.
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