PixelStuff wrote on 5/29/2004, 4:39 AM
Let's count off. One. :-)

AlexB wrote on 5/29/2004, 4:41 AM
Two ;-)
ushere wrote on 5/29/2004, 5:46 AM
three ;-)
kentwolf wrote on 5/29/2004, 6:12 AM
Chienworks wrote on 5/29/2004, 6:17 AM

If i had to guess on a quiz show for $1,000,000 ... i'd probably say 300,000. Then again i could be drastically off. I never was able to guess how many jelly beans were in the jar either.
farss wrote on 5/29/2004, 6:22 AM

This could be the all time record longest thread.

P.S. did he mean only users that paid for it ?

If not it could be in the millions, I hear it's become a bit of a hit in asia.
rextilleon wrote on 5/29/2004, 6:32 AM
I would say between 5,000-10,000 tops.
TomE wrote on 5/29/2004, 6:39 AM
Rextillion is 7 I'll be 8

What about the people that have Vegas but have never been to this forum?

Oh, I know, When they start Vegas the next time there could be a pop-up message.

(Its rainy and cold in Milwaukee today)
FuTz wrote on 5/29/2004, 8:27 AM
number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine... number nine...

... damn, that White Album...
B_JM wrote on 5/29/2004, 9:03 AM
10,000 (who paid) sounds about right, but i bet its creeping up to 15,000 pretty fast .... i bet acid is the cash cow still though ...

unpaid -- who knows ... premiere 6.5 is still #1 most likely in that area ...

@ chienworks - how many people on the map ? i bet only 3-5% of the users are there .... rarely do more than 5% of users post in forums - though 20-75% of them may browse said forums (depending how buggy the software is)
Chienworks wrote on 5/29/2004, 7:38 PM
Last i checked, 623.

For some historical numbers, Vegas 3's opening blitz sold 80,000 licenses, according to SonicFoundry posts in the forums. Vegas 4's release blew that number away. I believe at that time i estimated 150,000 and someone from SonicFoundry guessed i was probably pretty close. I can only imagine that Vegas 5 with SONY at the helm is far surpassing previous sales. We must be over 15,000 by at least an order of magnitude.

So, assuming maybe 311,500 or so, that would mean that 0.2% of the users have put themselves on the map. Hmmmmmmph.
B_JM wrote on 5/29/2004, 8:08 PM
ok -- i was WAY off .. i guess most of those users dont need much help --

i was going by forum numbers ..

good for sony/sonic foundry ... that smokes a few other NLE's right out of the water .. on / .. vegas is the #1 favorite

Spirit wrote on 5/29/2004, 8:15 PM
I'm number 12.

Or, going by the number of serial number permutations, maybe I'm about number 4 x 10 to the 42 power.

Play safe and say somewhere between that....
Maestro wrote on 5/29/2004, 8:39 PM
As Carl Sagan would say:

"Billions and Billions!"

Sorry--had to throw that in. :)
BillyBoy wrote on 5/29/2004, 8:57 PM
Since when did Sonic Foundy or Sony even announce the number of copies of Vegas licensed?

Got a thread reference?
jbrawn wrote on 5/29/2004, 8:58 PM
15. At least 15.
rextilleon wrote on 5/29/2004, 9:10 PM
I assure you that if Sonic Foundry sold 180,000 copies of Vegas 3.0, they would have never been forced to sell the application to Sony.
BillyBoy wrote on 5/29/2004, 9:55 PM
I don't recall anybody from Sonic Foundy ever saying anything about sales figures. I do remember them saying they don't comment on such things. No software company does.

What's Kelly smoking?

PeterWright wrote on 5/30/2004, 1:33 AM
To save all 300,000 posting, maybe we can do this statistically.

Fot instance - in India, a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle every 2.5 minutes.

And he's getting fed up with it.
farss wrote on 5/30/2004, 3:14 AM
The folk at Echelon would know how many have downloaded it so come on guys, you'll see this post before anyone else so chip in with the answer, we promise we wont blow your cover.
Erk wrote on 5/30/2004, 3:33 AM
Jsnkc wrote on 5/30/2004, 10:42 AM
Ray wins, he has blackjack! Oh wait...we're not playing blackjack :)

22 here - bust!
PixelStuff wrote on 5/30/2004, 11:43 AM
What do you mean no software company comments on numbers? I know Microsoft has commented a few times on how many copies of Windows are out there. And I think I've heard info for Adobe Photoshop, Corel Wordperfect, and a few others. All of that is in the past, I don't recall any recent numbers or even where I read such information, but I beleive plenty of companies comment on their user base from time to time.