Amazon won’t release data, but each time I read an article, the estimated figures for the Kindle Fire sales (ending Jan 31 2012) keep climbing.
Amazon is also factoring in their Prime Membership w/ movies and ebooks to create the superstore, one stop shop AND one stop device kind of setting, which I think is brilliant. It tailors to a market and I support. People may complain that Amazon loses on the Prime Membership AND the cost of Kindle, but it’s the content my friends, the content that counts! Why do you think cell phone companies give phones away… so you pay them to use the phone.
Amazon may lose on the Kindle sale, but they’ll make it up once you see how easy it is to link everything up to shop and read and enjoy life.
The same with Prime. I’m a Prime member and by having Prime, I head to Amazon to buy things I normally wouldn’t becuase of the free shipping. They’ve made their money back on Prime off me time and time again.
But back to numbers… the latest article I saw has about 5 million Kindle Fires sold ending Jan 2012. 5 million Kindle Fires! Not to mention all the Kindles that are going to be bought since the price is rock bottomed to $79.
This. Is. Awesome.