Apple Music Store downloads were also up, with sales of over 1 million songs during the same period of time.
I know a few friends who have downloaded the app; Andy (a Mac user) says he was really amazed that the Windows port of iTunes is virtually identical to the OS X version, which makes sense if Apple wants to remind PC users of what OS X users get every day, system-wide. Julie at the Gadgeteer likes the new app and the iTunes Store as well:
It's almost 11:30pm, and I really should be in bed, but I just had to install the new iTunes for Windows. I've been waiting for this for a long while, and now that it's here, I think I'm in love! I only had a Powerbook for a few months, but in that time I really grew to love the iTunes app. Now I have it on my PC! I love the interface, and then there's the built-in store... My first purchase was Jonny Lang's newest album: Long Time Coming. At $9.99, I think it's a great deal. Right now, It's updating my iPod with all 3400 songs in my library (including the 15 new ones). Whee!!! New music to listen to tomorrow.
Meanwhile, another friend Michael Ashby, also grabbed a copy of iTunes for Windows, which he is planning to install, but has heard mixed reviews (I wasn't able to get specific negative reviews of the Windows app though). Slashdot also has a positive review of iTunes for Windows.
I'm happy to see it's released and hope Windows users enjoy it... maybe it'll even get some thinking about checking out Mac OS X in a local Apple Store... :-)