Amazon has announced that its third generation Kindle e-Reader is now the best-selling product worldwide over their eCommerce portal. In a media statement released yesterday, Amazon has said that the device has overtaken “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7)” to create this record.
The milestone comes just five months after the launch of the new generation device. Amazon currently offers two variants of their new Kindle – a Wi-Fi only version at $139 and another 3G-enabled device at a price of $189. Not too surprisingly, a big chunk of the sale appears to have come during the holiday shopping season.
Amazon has revealed that the company sold as many as 13.7 million items across all product categories on November 29th – that’s a massive 158 products sold per second. Amazon is expected to sell out 8 million units of the Kindle by the end of this year.