Microsoft sells 1.7 million Surface tablets… in 8 months

Microsoft made $853 million in revenue from the Surface and sold an estimated 1.7 million devices in eight months, according to GeekWire. That’s less than the $900 write-off the company took on the Surface two weeks ago.

Let’s put this in perspective:

  • Apple sold 3 million iPads in three days last November
  • Apple sold 14.6 million iPads in the last quarter
  • Apple sold 57 million iPads since Microsoft began selling the Surface

Sucks to be Microsoft.