Windows 10 launched on July 29, and since that date, there have been a lot of visits to its Windows Store. Microsoft announced that it has recorded 2.5 billion visits to the app store since the launch of Windows 10.
The new numbers were revealed by Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for its Windows and Devices Group:
"We recently hit an important milestone, with 2.5 billion visits to the Windows Store since the Windows 10 launch. We're continuing to welcome new customers to the Windows Store every day – in fact, on Black Friday, we were thrilled to see 75% of our customers were first-time Windows Store purchasers. During our recent 10 Cent Deals promotion, we saw a 29X increase for paid app purchases, with strong repeat traffic"
Mehdi didn't offer any comparisons on how many visits the Windows Store has received compared to the launch of Windows 8 and 8.1, but it seems clear there are a lot of people visiting and downloading apps for Windows 10. The company has seen a number of major Windows 10 apps released on the Store in the past few days, including Pandora, AccuWeather and today's launch of the Netflix app for Windows 10 on the PC.
As of early October, Microsoft said that 110 million PCs worldwide had installed Windows 10 since the launch. Mehdi said today that the company has seen "significant growth" since those numbers were revealed and that Microsoft will announce "an update on our overall progress soon" on Windows 10 installs.