Even though it is not specific to number of Windows Phones sold, Microsoft took CES 2014 as a venue to announce that it had noticed the record sale of Windows Phones this Holiday season.
In a statement it sent to Neowin, Microsoft stated: “We’ve seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide, nearly doubling phone sales during Christmas week (YOY). In the third quarter this year, according to IDC, Windows Phone reinforced its position as a top three smartphone operating system and was the fastest-growing platform among the leading operating systems with 156% year-over-year gain. Windows Phone is the #2 smartphone operating system in 14 markets, and shipped more units than iPhone in 24 markets in Q3. Our portfolio continues to expand: from award-winning flagship devices like the Nokia Lumia 928/1020/1520, to affordable new innovations like the Lumia 520/625/1320 and Huawei W1/W2.”
Microsoft also mentioned in 14 markets, Windows Phone is #2 platform used after Android and at 24 markets world-wide it is leading iPhone in sales.
In the following markets it is #2 Phone OS used:
And in the following markets in it is outshining iPhone in sales: