Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray said on Monday that Apple sold about 15 iPads per hour at Apple Stores on Black Friday, a 68 percent increase from last year. The firm posts observers at Apple’s retail locations to see what is selling. In addition to the sector-leading tablets, Munster said that Apple sold about 10 Mac computers per hour, up 25 percent from last year. While not a scientific survey, Munster said that the holiday sales observations make him confident in his projection that Apple will sell 13.5 million iPads in this quarter, an increase of 84 percent over last year.
Amazon.com, meanwhile, reported Monday that it sold a record number of Kindle e-readers, led by the iPad rival Kindle Fire which has been its best-selling item for the past eight weeks. No exact numbers were released, however.
G5 Entertainment is off to a great start with its Kindle Fire games with three out of four games being ranked among the top 100 in the Amazon App Store (Mahjong Artifacts even at #21). G5 is working on porting its complete Android line-up to the Kindle Fire as soon as possible, just in time for the Christmas tablet hype. Follow their daily rankings at http://www.g5info.se/spelstatistik_kindle.htm.