There's no doubt that Amazon sells a lot of Kindles; it's the most popular product on a site that sells many very popular things. But we're five years into the Kindle Age, and we still don't have a single firm sales number to pin on them. Come on, guys! Let us quantify how impressed we are!
Amazon's not one to give exact—or even general—sales figures for Kindle. But just as the previous generation ebook reader was the best-selling thing on the site, so too is Kindle 3. In fact, it's the "fastest-selling" Kindle yet, which tells us pretty much nothing since we don't know how fast the others sold.
According to a breathless press release, the Kindle ereader is the "#1 bestselling product across all product categories on Amazon." That means it sold more than the iPod Touch. More than the Wii. More than Going Rogue. How? It's easy!