Amazon Kindle has best weekend ever

27th Nov 2012 | 21:20

Amazon Kindle has best weekend ever

Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

If you bought a Kindle device during your post-Thanksgiving shopping binge this year, then you contributed to the e-reader's biggest weekend ever.

Amazon announced Tuesday that sales of its Kindle e-reader device family skyrocketed over the Black Friday weekend, with Cyber Monday sales making up the biggest single day ever for global Kindle sales.

The bookseller did not disclose specific sales numbers, but revealed in a press release that the Amazon Kindle had achieved several "milestones" since the launch of the Kindle Fire HD in September.

Amazon Kindle milestones

On Cyber Monday, a day that has come to represent the best online deals of the year, Amazon offered the original Kindle Fire for $129, a deal that "customers flocked to," according to Amazon, making it the most popular Cyber Monday deal ever offered on Amazon's online retail site.

In addition, the Kindle Fire's successor, the Kindle Fire HD, has become the most gifted and wished for product on Amazon worldwide since its launch in early September.

Globally, nine of the ten best-sellers on Amazon as a whole since the Fire HD's launch are Kindles, Kindle accessories and digital content, according to Amazon's report, and the top four spots are occupied exclusively by Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire devices.

The whole Kindle family

Naturally, Amazon is pleased with the success of the Kindle family of e-readers and tablets, which currently includes the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD (but not the Kindle DX).

"We're excited that customers made this Black Friday and Cyber Monday the best ever for Kindle worldwide," said Amazon Kindle Vice President Dave Limp in Tuesday's press release.

"Cyber Monday was the biggest day ever for Kindle sales, and we're looking forward to millions of customers opening a new Kindle this holiday season."

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