Amazon Kindle Fire preorder craziness

Amazon Kindle Fire preorder crazinessThe Amazon Kindle Fire goes on sale in just under six weeks, on November 15, and initial preorders suggest it’s on course to sell what we like to call a “shitload” of units.

Indeed, if leaked preorder figures are to be believed, the Amazon Kindle Fire is almost certain to beat first month sales of the iPad and iPad 2.

A cheeky chap within Amazon leaked the Kindle Fire preorder figures to Cult of Android. The numbers were taken from the book giant’s internal inventory system, Availability Lookup and SKU Aggregator, or Alaska for short.

The figures show that over the course of the first five days, 2,000 Amazon Kindle Fires were being preordered per hour. That’s a whopping 50,000+ per day. In total, over 250,000 units had been preordered as of Monday.

If demand keeps up, Amazon will take 2.5 million preorders for the Kindle Fire before it launches.

Of course, that’s just for consumers in the US. No sign of the Amazon Kindle Fire over here. I’m not crying, I’ve just been peeling onions.

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keveh  Oct. 5, 2011 at 17:35

I wonder if the ones in America will work in the UK though.

blizzard7  Oct. 5, 2011 at 18:27

No 3G to worry about so it'll be 100% fine in the UK.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 5, 2011 at 18:51

Only problem is, Amazon's media services simply don't exist here in the UK, and they're the whole premise of buying the Fire in the first place...

blizzard7  Oct. 5, 2011 at 20:16

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 5, 2011 at 20:27

What about their media streaming services? I thought it was just the App store that was now available in the UK?

Stelph  Oct. 7, 2011 at 13:51

I think a lot of the people buying these in the UK (or at least having it shipped to the UK) are getting it for ROM flashing purposes rather than actually using it as Amazon intended.

I wonder what the proportion of people buying it for flashing is compared to those buying it to use with amazoin, would be an interesting stat


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