“We’re grateful to the millions of customers who have made the
all-new Kindle the bestselling product in the history of Amazon —
surpassing Harry Potter 7,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder
and CEO. “We’re seeing that many of the people who are buying
Kindles also own an LCD tablet. Customers report using their LCD
tablets for games, movies, and web browsing and their Kindles for
reading sessions. They report preferring Kindle for reading
because it weighs less, eliminates battery anxiety with its
month-long battery life, and has the advanced paper-like Pearl
e-ink display that reduces eye-strain, doesn’t interfere with
sleep patterns at bedtime, and works outside in direct sunlight,
an important consideration especially for vacation reading.
Kindle’s $139 price point is a key factor — it’s low enough that
people don’t have to choose.”
Short version: Lots of people are buying both Kindles and iPads. (I own both and I’m glad I do.)
Another great stat: on their peak day this year (Monday, November 29), Amazon sold 158 items per second.