Microsoft Sold 2 Million Surface Tablets Last Quarter

If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not the Surface is going to make it long term, then consider the following…

According to Canalys (an IT market research firm) Microsoft shipped over 2 million Surface tablets last quarter (Q4, 2014), see press release published a few days ago.

That number includes Surface 2 tablets, which are being phased out.

“Microsoft’s own-branded devices accounted for just over a third of worldwide shipments of Windows tablets as Surface Pro 3 sales continued to gain momentum,”

So, Surface Pro 3 appears to be a success in the Windows tablet market. Microsoft still has a way to go to catch up to Apple and Android but they’re making headway.

“I think they got it right with the third generation,” said Canalys analyst Chris Jones in a phone interview with Forbes. “It’s taken some time to resonate with consumers but [Microsoft] keeps pushing and pushing [the marketing],” he added.

So, if you’re still holding out because you’re not sure if Surface tablets are going to be around in a year, you can probably buy with confidence. Surface almost certainly isn’t going away anytime soon.

For you folks who already took the plunge and own a Surface, doesn’t it feel good to see your underdog start to win?


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