Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

Microsoft on Monday announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season.

November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing, who noted that Best Buy’s exclusive bundle offering sold out on its first day.

The momentum has not been limited to the U.S. sales, Hall said.

The Surface recently had its single best week ever in the UK, and in Germany the Surface Pen became an Amazon best seller in PC accessories for more than 12 hours. The Surface recently became available in a number of new markets, including Australia and New Zealand.

The sudden surge follows this fall’s unveiling of the Surface Studio and the Surface Dial, which provide new creative tools to users, and the Surface Book with Performance Base, which delivers twice the graphics power as its predecessor, along with 30 percent greater battery life.

The Surface Book with Performance Base will go on sale in Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland and the UK starting early next year.