Windows 8 Store Has Three Times as Many Downloads as Mac App Store

New data shows that Windows 8’s Store is growing bigger quickly

By on November 30th, 2012 15:46 GMT

There are approximately 20,000 apps available in the Windows Store right now, but download statistics clearly make everybody working for Microsoft smile.

According to a report released by research firm Distimo, the Windows 8 Store has three times more downloads than Apple’s very own Mac App Store.

Several publishers are already pretty popular among Windows 8 users, including Rovio, Google and Wikipedia, Distimo’s report shows.

“Looking at the first findings about the Windows Store it is clear that there is a lot of potential. This is not only because the number of potential customers will quickly grow because of the reach of Windows, but also because Microsoft seems to have copied a few best practices from its competitors and implemented them well,” it is mentioned in the report.