Seattle (WA) - Amazon.com announced yesterday that the 2007 holiday season allowed them to finish their best year ever. The busiest day in 2007 was December 10th, where they sold an average of 62.5 items per second, or 5.4 million items in a single day. Wiis were selling at a speedy 17 systems per second [whenever they were in stock].
Amazon shipped to over 200 countries, and was able to deliver more than 99% of items on time. The top selling DVDs were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The top selling books included Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hall Iggulden, and I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert.
Top music sellers included Noel by Josh Groban, Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and As I Am by Alicia Keys. The top selling consumer electronics gadgets included Garmin GPS, Canon PowerShot digital Elph cameras and Samsung LCD HDTVs. The top selling PC was the Apple MacBook, Nokia Internet Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC. And, they sold enough high-def DVD players to cover seven football fields.
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