The third-generation Kindle is the best-selling product in Amazon’s history, the company has announced. To grab the top spot, Kindle 3 has surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos made a couple of statements about the new Kindle, emphasizing the product’s low price point as the key to its success and downplaying tablets as competition.
“We’re seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles also own an LCD tablet. Customers report using their LCD tablets for games and web browsing and their Kindles for reading sessions,” Bezos said.
In August, Amazon also said the Kindle 3 is the fastest-selling Kindle ever, and this latest milestone shows that the iPad and other tablets haven’t hurt Kindle’s sales. Next year, however, we can expect to see more tablets at different price points; it’ll be interesting to see whether Kindle sales will remain as strong as they are now.