There's a strong contingent of industry watchers who consider Windows 8 a flop. But, when you have the data to compare actual campaign spend, number of copies sold, and amount of revenue per Windows version, it might just be enough to make them think a little longer before allowing their knee to jerk uncontrollably.

The following Infographic produced by WhoIsHostingThis? is actually intended to highlight the extravagance of Microsoft operating system launches, and while that is some interesting information, I was more interested in the number of copies sold and total revenue.

There's some additional cool data represented here. I'll let you glean your own value.

Microsoft's Extravagant Software Launches

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