Frank Shaw, Microsoft PR honcho, left an interesting piece of information on the Microsoft blog. According to him, new Windows 7 is sold out unbelievably quickly: seven copies per second. This popular maths shows customers and especially Microsoft‘s competitors that the scale of the company’s service is really impressive and massive. The article implies that not every company can compete with Microsoft on the same level.
Undoubtedly, we understand that these calculations are not 100% exact and that there are, of course, calculating errors in them as it is impossible to sustain such an incredibly steady commerce state as these figures describe. However, these business results and sales seem extremely appealing to the customers and public in general. After these figures – seven copies per second – were announced, a lot of people started to wonder how quickly (per second) other products produced by different companies have been sold in the past and are sold in the present.
According to some approximate calculations based on estimates of sales we can see that within a short period of time after their release:
- Eight copies Windows Vista were sold per second, three copies of Windows XP and Windows 95, four iPhones 3GS, one iPod and iPad, one Harry Potter book, 18,519 servings of Coca-Cola, 93 free downloads of Firefox 3, 21 hamburgers from McDonalds and so on.