Recession? Death of print media? Amazon.com isn’t worried. The e-tailer announced today that the 3G, Wi-Fi Kindle is the website’s bestselling product ever. More people turned on new Kindles for the first time on Christmas day than any other day in the product’s history.
Amazon doesn’t release sales figures, but they did reveal other interesting numbers: On the company’s peak sales day, November 29, more than 13.7 million items were purchased from the site. That breaks down to 158 items per second, a new record for the company. Not surprisingly, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson was the most purchased and most gifted Kindle book on Christmas day. Topselling movies for the holiday season were “Inception”; “The Blind Side”; and “Toy Story 3”
But by far our favorite figure from the release is this:
For the holiday time period alone, Amazon customers bought enough copies of “Eclipse” for Edward Cullen to watch the movie 1,000 times a day for all 109 years of his life.