Windows 8 Uptake Still Less than 3.5% Market Share
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Microsoft is throwing all its weight behind the Windows 8 operating system trying to develop a new wave of AIO PCs, tablet PCs and desktops. Yet we can clearly see the new operating system is struggling based on the negative and hostile response from many consumers and technology websites, as well as the fact Microsoft has refused to publish any figures on sales and market share details.
Thankfully, other companies collect market share statistics. The latest figures provided by market researchers, Net Applications, indicate that Windows 8 is being taken up by the market at a very slow pace. As of March 2013, last month, uptake was just 3.17% – a very low figure indeed. Even though Microsoft is increasing market share it is doing so at a very slow pace and considering all new PC builds are shipping with Windows 8, so in effect Windows 8 uptake is being forced, the uptake rate is still slow. This would suggest that not only is PC demand currently sluggish, but that Windows 8 is deterring people from buying new systems.
We won’t recount information from the graph above because the results are easily readable and accessible. We want to know what you think about Windows 8, Why is uptake so slow? Why are Microsoft refusing to publish sales figures? Why do people not like Windows 8? Let us know your thoughts, especially if you use the new OS.