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Amazon Says Black Friday Weekend Kindle Sales Doubled From Last Year

Amazon is saying that their Kindle sales have nearly doubled over this Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. That’s great!

Unfortunately, Amazon isn’t going to be releasing their sales figures for their Kindles, so we won’t get to see statistics side-by-side from last year’s Black Friday weekend. In addition to that, Amazon isn’t even saying what Kindle’s were hot sellers. Based off of their massive Kindle Fire coupon on Cyber Monday, I have a hunch that that was a best seller. Who knows though, these massive sales could of just been the extremely cheap e-ink Kindle e-books. We don’t know for sure, which is quite unfortunate.

Regardless, it’s great news to hear that Amazon’s Kindle sales are doing fantastic. Phone Arena also reports that Cyber Monday of 2012 was the busiest day for Kindle sales worldwide. With Amazon’s 4 worldwide bestllers all being Kindle’s, I’m going to go ahead and assume that customers loved Amazon’s $129 deal on the 7-inch Kindle Fire. Phone Arena also reports that the Fire HD was the most gifted and wished for product on Amazon.

Hopefully when Black Friday / Cyber Monday rolls around next year Amazon will be willing to give out their exact sales figures.

In other news, Microsoft and Nintendo have released their sales figures. Microsoft sold over 750,000 Xbox 360 units, which surpassed their expectations. Nintendo only sold a good 400,000 Wii U units, but some speculate this is because of the constant shortages they were having.

Regardless of all of that, it looks like this past weekend was great for some of the big name companies!

source: Phone Arena