Microsoft has been incredibly coy with numbers the past few years. Especially when it comes to actual numbers for Windows Phone and more recently its new Surface line of tablets. You can’t blame them for not wanting to disclose numbers from the top of the mountain if they aren’t anything to boast about to begin with. Numbers we do get either come from inside sources or website analytics that we all piece together. That said, here are some numbers from inside Microsoft about the number of Surface tablets sold.
We know that Microsoft placed orders for about at least 3 million Surface tablets. So how many did it sell? Only about 400,000 for the Surface Pro and a little more than a million for the Surface RT. Bringing the total to about 1.5 million Surface branded devices out there in the wild. If we’re to believe the number of devices that Microsoft initially ordered, the number of devices sold is somewhat underwhelming for the company. The Surface RT was just at under a million devices at the end of January.
It will be interesting to see how the Surface story plays out over the next few months.