Nothing says success like cold hard numbers and the folks for Redmond seem to be delivering the goods -to the tune of 60 million Windows 8 licenses.

That 60 million number, which was announced today on the Windows Team Blog by Brandon LeBlanc, matches the sales trajectory of Windows 8’s predecessor Windows 7 and should go a little way towards relaxing fears that Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system is doing as well in the sales department as the company had hoped.