The Windows division alone was responsible for $6.9 billion in sales revenue. Of course that figure includes all currently supported versions of the operating system, but Microsoft said more than 60 million Windows 7 licenses were sold in the three-month period, making it the fastest-selling operating system of all time. Certainly a significant achievement considering it was released in a relatively shaky economic climate.
Its Business Division also surpassed market estimates and posted $4.7 billion in revenues. However, this was still a 2.8% decline over the same period last year. Online services dropped 4.6%, despite Bing's rise in market share, while the entertainment and devices unit responsible for the Xbox saw revenue fall 11%.