Microsoft Corp. has sold about 1.5 million Surface devices, people
with knowledge of the company’s sales said, a slow start in its
bid to crack the fast-growing tablet market to make up for
slumping personal-computer demand.
Microsoft has sold little more than a million of the Surface RT
version and about 400,000 Surface Pros since their debuts,
according to three people, who asked not to be named because sales
haven’t yet been made public. The company had ordered about 3
million Surface RTs, they said.