Christmas was the biggest Kindle store download day ever

201112300309 Christmas was the biggest Kindle store download day ever It was the year of the gift tablet — and while cluelessly materialistic kids may have been plunged into the slough of despond at not getting an iPhone under the tree — some may have rejoiced over getting a Kindle; Some 4 million Kindles were sold in December.

It was the best holiday-ever for the Kindle family. In fact, customers purchased more than 1 million Kindle devices each week, with the Kindle Fire tablet leading the pack with most sales, followed by the Kindle Touch and the original Kindle ereader. Kindle devices were also the best-selling products on Amazon in the U.K., Denmark, Spain and Italy.


Christmas Day was, as we predicted, the biggest day ever for Kindle downloads, according to Amazon head Jeff BezosunBoxing day as Torsten has dubbed it.

The Kindle graphic novel bestseller list has changed a bit since Torsten first noted it, but 14-year-old Rachel Yu’s How to be a Supervillain still leads. Here’s the top 10:

1. How To Be A Super Villain (A Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Picture Book; Perfect Bedtime Story)- Rachel Yu

2. Ex-Heroes – Peter Clines

3. Batman: The Complete Hush – Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee

4. 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) — Matthew Inman

5. Watchmen – Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

6. Batman: Year One – Frank Miller

7. Superman Earth One – J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis

8. Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes Book 2) – Peter Clines

9. Wearing the Cape -Marion G. Harmon

10. Batman: The Long Halloween- Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale

Looks like Alan Moore, Frank Miller, and Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee have taken their customary spots on the bestseller list.

Comments

  1. I downloaded All Star Superman on Christmas Day. Also got some comics via their Comixology app (including a few of my own I admit rather selfishly haha!) It’s a really cool device and it’s renewed my love for comics in a whole new way.

  2. I got one for christmas as well. If you let go of the fact that it’s not the iPad, it’s a great device and a great price point. I’m an apple guy, but I still can’t justify getting an iPad at that price point when I already have an iPhone and MacBook. I’m looking forward to the eventual expansion of kindle formatted titles so I don’t have to buy hush just to read something different.

  3. Wilson Hines says:

    This must be why my Kindle Touch crashed and rebooted when I was trying to show my mom how freak’n cool my new Kindle Touch actually is.

    I FAILED

  4. Torsten Adair says:

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/01/android-ios-app-downloads/

    1.2 BILLION app downloads in the last week of 2011, 509 Million from the U.S.

    7 million new devices activated on Christmas Day.

    20 million devices activated in the last week of 2011.

    64% of U.S. consumers ages 18 to 24 now own a smartphone. 53% for 25- to 34-year-olds.

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