Windows 10 devices already account for more than 50% of all Windows Store downloads

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Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is currently running on more than 100 million devices. Today, the company posted some new stats for the Windows Store (for September 2015). According to the company, Windows 10 devices already account for more than 50% of all Windows Store downloads. As the latest stats suggest, Windows 10 is has started dominating the Windows Store traffic (on PC and tablets) — Windows 10 users have apparently visited the site 1.25 billion times:


Microsoft has also shared the top Windows 10 trends for the Windows Store, which are listed below:

  • Windows 10 Adoption: Windows 10, released July 29 and currently available for Windows PCs and tablets, and now account for more than 50% of all Windows Store downloads. Developing apps for Windows 10 now sets you up to be in the Store when the first Windows 10 mobile users begin upgrading this fall.
  • Windows Phone Update: Only notable changes for Windows Phone trends are highlighted here; see the Dev Center trends page for the full update.
  • Downloads by Category: Games is still the dominant category, and this month we include a drill down on Game subcategories.
  • Categories with Opportunity: Productivity has shot up to the number one category with opportunity for Windows 10 apps. An analysis of the opportunity within the Games subcategories is also shown.
  • Downloads by Market and Language: Brazil continues to climb in the number of downloads as well as percentage of total downloads, while Brazilian Portuguese has jumped to the number three spot in downloads by language, and Turkish and Dutch enter the top ten languages for the first time.

Windows 10 has been a great success for the software giant so far, and the Windows Store is growing pretty quickly, too. It will be interesting to see if the recent growth will also attract more developers to build apps for the platform, however. Nonetheless, if you are a Windows developer, what do you think of the latest Windows Store stats? Discuss in the comment section below.

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