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Nintendo Wii hits 30M sales milestone

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

Nintendo must be pretty happy with the news that the Wii video game console has now sold 30 million units in the US alone. That figure was achieved in just 45 months, making it the fastest-selling console in the history of the industry. Wow.

It also hit the milestone 15 months faster than the next best-selling console. Obviously this is due to the Wii’s innovative gaming experience, even if some consoles do end up collecting dust after a few months when the novelty wears off.

Google is activating 200,000 Android phones per day

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2010

Things are looking great for Android. Google chief Eric Schmidt must have been feeling elated when he revealed that his company is now activating 200,000 Android phones a day. That number is 25 percent higher than the 160,000 per day from late June and is double the 100,000 phones that were being switched on just three months ago. People really love them some Android.

Schmidt said he wasn’t sure how long it would continue. He isn’t concerned about the free licensing hurting revenue since many Android owners run Google searches that pop up ads and generate revenue from impressions and click-throughs. He noted that iPhone owners also make money for Google that way.

iPad hits nine more countries this Friday

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

The iPad has been an amazing success here and in Britain. Now Apple will be introducing it in nine new markets. The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore are all getting the device this Friday, July 23.

The iPad’s sales pace has slowed down recently, but this should get things going again. No info on local pricing yet. “Many” more countries are promised before the end of the year, so the iPad should dominate the world in no time.

Samsung Wave sells more than a million units worldwide

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2010

The folks at Samsung are doing the Wave, both figuratively and literally. Samsung didn’t expect their Wave smartphone to be as good a seller as the iPhone or EVO 4G, so the company has reason to celebrate. Their first bada phone has passed the 1 million mark in terms of global sales.

Keep in mind that this figure was reached before it reached it’s 4 week birthday. It will be interesting to see some more numbers as time goes by, but for now Sammy is happy indeed.

Xbox 360 sales surge in Japan after slim launch

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2010

People like their consoles like they like their supermodels, thin and puking. Well, thin anyway. With two nice round buttons in front. But nevermind that. The newly launched Xbox 360 has sold 15,000 units in Japan in the first four days. The strong sales were in addition to 2,370 of the previous generation version of the games console. The week before the release saw only 2,060 Xbox units of any kind moved.

Sales were helped by the launch of Capcom’s top-selling game, Monster Hunter Frontier Online. In Japan the new slim console costs $339 while the previous Elite version dropped to $282.

iPhone 4 selling out, may top 1.5 million in one weekend

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2010

Some stores have already sold out of iPhone 4s before the end of the day. Nine of 20 Apple stores had already exhausted their stock in the morning, and all others are expected to clear theirs by the end of the day. Earlier iPhone launches have usually taken a full weekend before significant sellouts, so this is really saying something.

According to one analyst, assuming Apple reserved about half its total launch supply for those who hadn’t pre-ordered, we can expect to see at least one million and as many as 1.5 million iPhones sell this weekend. The low end would match Apple’s previous best sales, with the iPhone 3GS. They may just hit a new record.

Microsoft sells over 150 Million copies of Windows 7

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2010

While Apple has been breaking records with iPad sales, Microsoft has been counting their numbers as well. They just announced that they have sold over 150 million Windows 7 licenses since it went on sale. That number is up considerably from the 100 Million copies that they had sold back in April.

In fact, Windows 7 is Microsoft’s fastest selling OS. They are selling about seven copies of Windows 7 every second. Pew Pew Pew. Sales should continue to rise as many more PC users move to Windows 7.

Apple sells three million iPads in 80 days

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Apple has just announced that it has sold 3 million iPads worldwide since the US launch date. Impressive? Hell yes. The announcement also mentions that the tablet will be hitting nine more countries during July alone.

The release also boasts that there are now 11,000 apps for the iPad. That’s more than double the 5,000 that were available at the end of May. Not bad at all for a tablet that doesn’t have flash. The iPad is like the Borg, assimilating whole planets of buyers. At this rate everyone will have an iPad by Christmas.

Apple ships 1.2 million iPads monthly, needs Samsung’s help

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

The iPad is a blazing success. You would think that Apple would have expected massive sales and would have been more ready for it. iPad shipments are at 1.2 million each month, which is a half a million more than at launch.

Projections have sales reaching 2.5 million shipments monthly before the year is over. So Apple has had to call on Samsung to produce additional displays for the device, which means Samsung will join LG in supplying displays for the iPad.

iPad sales reach 2M units

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2010

Apple has seen fit to release an update on its iPad sales numbers and they now top 2 million units in as many months. The device is now selling worldwide, which obviously helps to bolster the numbers. The supply is still a bit limited. As of last week, there was a one week delay on the iPad 3G.

Steve Jobs assures everyone that their patience will soon be rewarded as they are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone. To date, 5000 iPad apps have hit the app store.

Best Buy advertising higher prices as sales?

Posted in Best Buy by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2010

Just because you see something advertised as a sale, it does not make it a sale. Just like everything you read on the internet is not true. The Consumerist reports that Best Buy seems to have begun advertising some laptops at prices that are higher than their regular price. Then they go ahead and take it one step further by placing “as advertised” signs on the laptops in the store, giving consumers the impression that they’re getting a sweet deal.

No, that ain’t right. But shoppers also need to be alert and not so trusting. A tipster specifically mentions laptops like the Dell and HP models advertised for $649.99 and $699.99 in the ad pictured above, which are $20 and $50 higher than their regular price. Other previous laptops advertised at higher prices also now seem to have gone back to the regular price.

Apple selling more iPads than Macs

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2010

There’s no question that Apple is selling tons of iPads. To the tune of more than 200,000 iPads per week. According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky, sales of the device have outpaced those of the Mac in the United States and are now closing in on those of the iPhone 3GS.

200,000 iPads compared to 110,000 Macs. The iPhone does 246,000 per week. These are just analyst estimates, but they are probably in the ballpark. If accurate, this is a heck of a milestone for Apple.

Avatar Blu-ray sales now over 6.2m

Posted in movies by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

It’s official. 6.2million of you really love blue people. Avatar has now sold 6.2 million Blu-ray copies in the first three weeks since launch. 2.7 million were sold in the first four days.

6.2 million Blu-rays in total, and 13.5 million DVD sales. Think about that. 3D Blu-ray and special edition Blu-ray will be coming out later this year/early next year and you guys have practically funded the next movie already with these purchases.

Apple sells 1,000,000 iPads in first month

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

Well, Steve did say that it would be revolutionary, and if you are going by sales alone, the iPad is living up to it’s master’s hype. On Friday, “just 28 days after its introduction,” Apple sold its millionth iPad. Of course, that isn’t all.

1.5 million ebooks have been downloaded to the device, along with 12 million apps. This in less than half the time it took to achieve the milestone with the original iPhone. And demand for the iPad continues to outstrip supply.

Apple sold 300,000 iPads on launch day

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2010

Apple iPad launchHere are the numbers. 300,000 iPads were sold, leading to 1,000,000 app downloads, and 250,000 ebook downloads from the iBook Store.

The original iPhone sold 270,000 units in the first 30 hours. So 300,000 is pretty impressive. Remember, many are holding out for the 3G version next month and this was a US-only launch. Not bad at all. But then we knew they would have no trouble selling them.