SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon said on Thursday that it sold more than one
million Kindles a week in December with the new Kindle Fire tablet
computer its top-selling item.
This year saw "the best best buy black friday hours holiday ever for the Kindle family as
customers purchased millions of Kindle Fires and millions of Kindle
e-readers," the Seattle-based online retail giant said in a
Amazon said the Kindle Fire has been the "number one
best-selling, most gifted and most wished for product" on
Amazon.com since it went on sale 13 weeks ago.
Besides the Kindle Fire, Amazon offers a range of Kindle electronic
book readers. Amazon said it sold "well over" one million
Kindle devices per week in December with the Kindle Touch and basic
Kindle taking the top two spots after the Fire.
Amazon said the Kindle is its best-selling item in Britain, France,
Germany, Italy and Spain in addition to the United States.
The company said "gifting" of Kindle books between
November 25 and Christmas Day rose 175 per cent compared to the holiday
period last year with Christmas Day the biggest day ever for Kindle book
Despite the rosy sales numbers for the gadgets, Goldman Sachs said
in a research note that the online titan may fall short of
fourth-quarter earnings expectations. Industry tracker comScore found
that US online spending for the first 56 days of the November-December
holiday season rose 15 per cent over the same period last year to $35.3
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