Windows 10 installed base tops 200 million

Microsoft touts speedy adoption rate of free OS update, says 2015 was biggest year in Xbox history

By Brendan Sinclair.Published Monday 4th January 2016, 3:58pm GMT

Microsoft set a goal of 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in the operating system's first three years, and it's already one-fifth of the way there. Microsoft corporate VP Yusuf Mehdi released a statement today announcing that more than 200 million monthly active devices are already running Windows 10.

Windows 10 debuted in July with a free upgrade plan for PCs and tablets already running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Beyond those devices, Windows 10 also runs on Xbox One, mobile phones like the Lumia 950, and the as-yet-unreleased HoloLens.

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Mehdi also touched on the Xbox One's performance, calling 2015 "the biggest year in Xbox history" and saying the console set unspecified global engagement and sales records. In a separate statement, Xbox corporate VP of marketing Mike Nichols said that this holiday season's major Xbox One exclusives--Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition--all sold more than 1 million copies.

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