The 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.