Microsoft's Windows 8 Launches In Japan After Losing Ground to Apple, Google
Description:This is the countdown Microsoft has been waiting for.
As the clock struck midnight on Friday (October 26) in Tokyo, sales kicked off for its latest flag-ship product, Windows 8.
Japan is one of the first time zones to see the release of Microsoft's new operating system.
The company is hoping Windows 8 will resuscitate its fortunes after losing ground to Apple and Google in mobile computing.
"What we are trying to do with Windows 8 is to market it as a cool and hip product. That's our message(1:08)