Oct 03 AT 1:56 PM Dustin Earley 23 Comments

Kindle Fire first day pre-orders top 95,000


In a new report from eDataSource, “a leading provider of online competitive intelligence,” it’s been estimated that Amazon has sold more than 95,000 Kindle Fires on the first day of pre-order sales alone.

By using an inbox scanning technique, eDataSource was able to scour some 800,000 inboxes the day Kindle Fire pre-orders went live to obtain a rough number of purchase receipts for analyzation. By analyzing these receipts, eDataSource “can get a read on hot product launches based on sales from leading eCommerce websites.” This isn’t the first time eDataSource would have used this method to correctly obtain first day sales numbers. The firm pegged first day sales of Apple’s iPad at 350,000. Apple later came out and said they sold “over 300,000″ on the first day alone.

So how does Amazon’s 95,000 Kindle Fires stack up? It’s too early to say if the device will be able to overthrow the iPad; we need to see first day sales numbers to know how close they’ll come to Apple’s 350,000. As far as most of the other big tablets are concerned, the Kindle Fire already has them beat. In the first month and a half of sales, the Motorola Xoom was just able to top 100,000. The BlackBerry PlayBook, already considered a flop, sold some 200,000 “during the entirety of its second fiscal quarter.” Since the Kindle’s 95,000 sales come from the first day alone, it should have no problem smashing any sales numbers the PlayBook has put up.

Even if eDataSource’s numbers are off, anything over 50,000 would be impressive. This is a sure sign that the Kindle Fire is going to be huge. Easily the iPad’s strongest competitor to date. Do you think Amazon has what it takes to beat Apple on first day sales?

Source: BGR

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Kindle$hit Fire

    iPad 2 is superior

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      It sure as hell better be, it costs over twice as much. A Porche Boxster is superior to a Toyota Camry too, but for some reason that damn Camry sure sells.

    • ♥♥♥♥♥IPHONE FOREVER♥♥♥♥♥


      • haha

        hahahaha iphone 4s………….fail


    Ipad 2 is superior.. Thanks for mentioning, anyway.. As the hp fire sale proved…. The public is interested in value, bang for the buck. Great job Amazon!

    • BiGMERF

      sheeeet I love em !!LOL

    • CTown

      How about a Kindle Fire sale?

  • 5.♣

    100,000 fail…Kindle Fire the next Tony Romo????

    • kid joker

      no way, kindle is really good!!! romo wtf??? romo is trash

  • http://www.jeffkibuule.com Jeff

    100,000 pre-ordering a product that won’t be available for 6 weeks is actually pretty good. And granted, thats with zero advertising too.

    • Peter

      The front page of Amazon isn’t exactly zero.

      • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott

        And don’t forget that about 99% of tech blogs reported on it, and many local news, and…

        • eben1277

          That sort of thing isn’t on the same level as paid advertising. The front page of Amazon only has an impact on Amazon customers, and while most people who come to this website probably keep up with tech blogs, the average consumer does not. On the other hand, I saw all kinds of commercials for the Xoom, with Matrix lookin people flying around in futuristic vehicles and shit, I have seen a shit ton of commercials for the playbook, and even more for the iPad. Not that this device is really competition for those devices, as it is probably intended to be more of a nook color like device, and as such will probably do very well.

  • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott

    Off-topic: There are 800,000 people in the world allowing this company to scour their email inboxes?

    Anyway, sounds like a good start.

  • Interpol91

    Deals like these are exactly what most people are after. For those that can’t afford the best tech out there this is definitely a relief.

  • CTown

    I really am caught between buying this or a 3DS. Is the 30 extra dollars (the 3DS is only $170) worth the Android games and missing out on games like Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter?

  • dverse

    95000 pre orders sight unseen no hands on reviews is great for amazon.ipad overrated.hopefully some real competition will lower prices finally.amazons 10″ tablet comes out within the next three months will be the real test.this is great for all tablets.lower prices for products no one really needs.these are large smart phones with fractions of power and memory of laptops and should be priced accordingly.amazons tablets will make that happen alot sooner.

  • Helen88

    No thanks, im purchasing a real tablet (ipad).

    • hb mk

      enjoy your 500dollar toy i will wait and pay a much better price for the ipad 3 or 4 when there is real competition out there

  • eben1277

    Why is this being compared to an iPad? This is basically a roided up e-book reader, like my rooted nook color, just better, as nook color was never really meant for full functionality and runs on older hardware. I’m sure this device will be excellent for what it’s meant to be, competition for nook color. When Amazon decides to unveil their 10 inch, that will most likely be their real entry into the tablet competition.

    • Eben1277

      Just checked out Amazon. Read (as in, ‘I read’ not as in, ‘you need to read’) the front page open letter to the customers and then looked at the page for the Kindle Fire. While I didn’t thoroughly read through the entire page, I read the product description and checked out the spec area. In no place did I see either the word ‘tablet’ or the word ‘Android’ mentioned, rather Amazon described their product as, “…a single, fully-integrated experience for customers — instant access to Amazon’s massive selection of digital content, a vibrant color IPS touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle, a 14.6 ounce design that’s easy to hold with one hand, a state-of-the-art dual core processor, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, and an ultra-fast mobile browser — Amazon Silk — available exclusively on Kindle Fire.” And that is pretty much the theme they stuck with throughout the product description page. So everyone that is blasting the specs and calling this out on not being a great tablet can relax, as that apparently is not it’s intended purpose.