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On Cyber Monday, Amazon Sold 158 Items Per Second (13.7 Million In Total)

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Amazon this morning announced that on its peak day for this year, November 29, customers ordered more than 13.7 million items worldwide across all product categories, which translates to a – self-proclaimed – record-breaking 158 items per second.

November 29 was, of course, Cyber Monday in the United States, the Monday immediately following Black Friday.

Amazon said its worldwide fulfillment network shipped a total of more than 9 million units across all product categories on the peak day this holiday season, to 178 countries.

Kindle Wi-Fi and Kindle 3G were the best-selling products on Amazon.com this season. As we reported earlier today, the new, third-gen Kindle has even surpassed ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ as the bestselling product in Amazon’s history.

More stats and figures are available in the release, but here are some of Amazon.com’s “Hot Holiday Bestsellers” (November 14 through December 19, based on units ordered):


Kindle (Wi-Fi); Kindle 3G; and Apple iPod touch 8GB


Scrabble Flash Cubes; Qwirkle Board Game; and LEGO Ultimate Building Set

Video Games and Hardware

Call of Duty: Black Ops; Just Dance 2; and Donkey Kong Country Returns


“Inceptionâ€; “The Blind Sideâ€; and “Toy Story 3â€

Kindle Books

“The Confession: A Novel†by John Grisham; “Decision Points†by George Bush; and “Unbroken†by Laura Hillenbrand

Amazon MP3

“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy†by Kanye West; “The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces†(Amazon Exclusive) by various artists; and “Born Free†by Kid Rock


Anime Studio Debut 7; Manga Studio Debut 4; and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9


Samsung Captivate Android Phone (AT&T); HTC DROID INCREDIBLE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless); and Motorola DROID X Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Source: On Cyber Monday, Amazon Sold 158 Items Per Second (13.7 Million In Total)

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