“Microsoft’s has taken a bruising in the Japanese marketplace just as Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard was released, according to a new report by the country’s Business Computer News,” Electronista reports.
“The publication notes that while sales of Mac OS X increased dramatically between September and October, climbing from a rate of 15.5% year-over-year to 60.5%, Microsoft suffered from the reverse effect,” Electronista reports.
“Sales growth of Windows plummeted from 75.3% to 28.7%,” Electronista reports. “The sudden switch provided Apple with about 53.9% of the total OS-only marketshare in Japan during October — a breakthrough for the company, BCN says.”
Full article here.
BCN’s report via Google Japanese to English translation here.